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Ingraham: I’m Not Voting

Former Prime Minister Hubert A. Ingraham last evening bashed the referendum proposed by the Christie administration calling it an ‘opinion poll’.

Mr. Ingraham said that he will not be voting on January 28th because nothing will change if the people vote no and that the decision lies solely in the hands of the members of parliament who will change the laws whenever they wish.

According to Mr. Ingraham the referendum is clearly a race that the PLP government is supporting and claims that they are allowing the vote yes team to operate out of the same headquarters the PLP candidates used in the last general election.

“Whether you go to Elizabeth, Yamacraw, Mt. Moriah or even down to North Abaco, the same people who worked for the PLP in the last election and the same people that were in my area of Ft. Charlotte knocking on doors for May 7th are the same people this time knocking on doors,” he said.

“They even came knocking to my door asking whether or not my wife and I were voting and if we were voting yes or no,” he added.

Mr. Ingraham said he strongly believes that the people that support the PLP will support the vote yes campaign and that the government cannot cloak nor cover up what they are doing anymore.

When asked if he supports the statements of Free National Movement Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis to vote no, the former party leader said that he wished not to comment, but said that he is and will forever remain an FNM.

What Mr. Ingraham finds interesting he said is the governments accusations that the government had prepared to carry out a referendum on gambling.

“The government never made any decisions. Before we were able to do so, we got a lot of flak from the Christian Counsel. We did not include it in our manifesto for the 2012 election for that same reason, because it was no longer an important issue,” he said.

According to Mr. Ingraham, the most influential opposition to the former government when they were dealing with gambling was Anglican bishop Laish Boyd and that he is very surprised that the bishop isn’t speaking as clearly now as he did when Ingraham was in office.

Mr. Ingraham said that as the referendum is an ‘opinion poll’ and is only the government asking the people what they think about something he doesn’t feel as though he should waste his time.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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