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New DNA Chairman To Be Announced

Democratic National Alliance (DNA) officials are expected to announce their new chairman today.

Back in July, Mark Humes – who also ran on the party’s ticket in the Fort Charlotte Constituency in the last general election – tendered his resignation as party chairman.

“Over the last few weeks we have been interviewing potential candidates,” DNA Leader, Branville McCartney told The Bahama Journal recently.

“We had four people that were interested and on September 2, a decision will be made by way of the executive for an interim chairman. We had some very interesting people that came forward and I am very excited,” he said.

“I am looking forward to working with the new chairman whoever it was that was selected based on the interviews that we had. I think you’re going to see a lot happening from the ground up with regards to the DNA’s movement and preparing for the next general election whether it’s in 2017 or before.”

Mr. Humes, who had been recently elected president of the Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas (UTEB), said his decision to resign on July 10 – Independence Day – was in keeping with his principles and what he believes to be “right and true.”

“Although the decision to resign was a difficult one to make in great part because of the tremendous amount of encouragement that I have gotten from so many people in the Bahamian public at large as chairman of the DNA, it was one that had to be made in keeping with my convictions, principles, and what I understand and believe to be right and true,” he said.

“I am now at a stage and junction in my personal, professional, and political growth where I have been forced to reassess and reevaluate my life’s direction and priorities, with part of that reassessment and reevaluation calling for me to take a careful and considerate look at all aspects of my involvement with the party.”

While Mr. Humes maintained that the decision to abdicate his post was personally motivated, Mr. McCartney said at the time the former chairman was asked to step down by executive members because of inactivity.

Mr. Humes, assistant professor in the School of English Studies at the College of the Bahamas, ran as the party’s candidate for Fort Charlotte in last year’s general election, where he received 519 votes.

He was elected to the top post of UTEB on April 11.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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