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PLP Chairman Slams FNM Leader- Minnis Accused Of Playing Gutter Politics

The Progressive Liberal Party’s (PLP) Chairman yesterday called for a House censure of the Opposition leader in the wake of his behaviour in Parliament yesterday.

Golden Gates MP, Shane Gibson was about to contribute to the ongoing debate on Stem Cell Therapy and Research on Monday when he was interrupted by Free National Movement (FNM), Dr. Hubert Minnis.

Despite being told repeatedly to take his seat, Dr. Minnis refused to do so; forcing House Speaker Dr. Kendall Major to call for a 10-minute suspension.

When Dr. Major returned, he announced that the business of the House would stand adjourned until next month.

In a brief release on Monday, Bradley Roberts slammed Free National Movement (FNM) Leader, Dr. Hubert Minnis’ behaviour as disgraceful and that he ought to be ashamed of himself.

“Having deceptively agreed to abide by the rules of the House and the ruling of the speaker in an earlier meeting with the House Speaker, Dr. Minnis and his cohorts orchestrated the entire disgraceful incident with the malicious intent of using the precincts of the Honourable House as a political circus and cheapening the work of Parliament to a self-serving political PR stunt,” Mr. Roberts said.

“This kind of clownish behavior is intolerable, sets a bad precedent for junior members and a poor example for our people, especially the young and I call for a House censure of Minnis.”

The PLP chairman added that Parliament cannot and must not be arbitrarily used as a prop in a “cheap political stunt.”

“I fully support the Speaker’s ruling to gag Dr. Minnis until such time as he withdraws his libelous and malicious attack on the prime minister while cowardly hiding behind the cloak of Parliamentary privilege and immunity from slander. His action represents rank abuse of this honourable institution. He has to be taught how to act honourably.”

The House will resume on August 7th.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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