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Turnquest Confident In Victory

Free National Movement (FNM) Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest, during an interview with the Bahama Journal, said yesterday that he is hopeful that he and party leader Dr. Hubert Minnis have what it takes to win the party’s upcoming leadership race.

“We believe that together we offer the best solution, the best vision, for the party and for the country, and I’m sure the majority of the delegates will agree with us and reconfirm us in our positions. We expect to go in as leader and deputy leader and come out as leader and deputy leader. We are focused on taking this party and this country further,” said Mr. Turnquest.

On Sunday, anonymous inside sources within the FNM, said that Dr. Minnis does not have a chance of retaining his leadership position, once he goes up against his opponent Loretta Butler Turner.

It has been said previously that Dr. Minnis has lost party support among the elites.

Last month, a group of six FNM MPs served the leader an ultimatum demanding an early convention be called or otherwise, they would seek a “no confidence” vote against him.

Subsequently, yielding to the request, it was decided that a convention will be held on July 27 to 29th.

Not long after Dr. Duane Sands was appointed as an FNM senator he announced his intentions to run for deputy with Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner.

Other FNM MPs have publicly stated they no longer have faith in Dr. Minnis’ ability to lead the party while some well-respected party officials agree, that the party is in need of new leadership.

Dr. Minnis maintains that he will both enter and emerge from the convention as the party’s leader.





Written by Jones Bahamas

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