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Opposition Wants No Confidence Motion Against PM

At the next sitting of the House of Assembly Opposition Leader Phillip Davis intends to move a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis.

His comments came on day two of the Progressive Liberal Party’s convention at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort on Friday.

“A prime minister with a conscience would resign.  A prime minister who cared about trust and good governance would resign.  A man of honour would resign,” Mr. Davis said.

“None of us holding our breath, are we?” 

This motion came as more information unfolded surrounding the agreement to rent the Town Centre Mall from then sitting Cabinet Minister Brent Symonette to house the General Post Office which presented a conflict of interest.

A resolution into the matter was presented in the House of Assembly which noted the Mr. Symonette was not at Cabinet during the discussion, neither was he consulted before the decision was already made. 

However, on a ZNS talk show Mr. Symonette said the prime minister called him while he was out of the country.

It was because of this that Mr. Davis made the appeal.

“So tonight, I want to announce that I will be working with our parliamentary group on a no-confidence motion that we intend to introduce in the House of Assembly at the earliest opportunity,” Mr. Davis said.

What we are going to do is require members of the FNM to go on the record and vote.  They are going to be forced to demonstrate whether they are on the side of the lies or on the side of the Bahamian people.

“You know, Hubert Minnis has given us a master class in the dangers of elevating someone who’s not ready for high office.

“You need someone in there who understands the issues better than whomever is across the negotiating table. You need someone who knows how to fight for our country.

“You need someone who isn’t going to get swing by the Obans and the Symonettes of this world. You need someone who is strong enough to check for Bahamians.”

Democratic National Alliance Leader Arinthia Komolafe called for the motion and said Mr. Davis should not let the numbers stop him from moving the motion.  

Written by Jones Bahamas

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