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Roberts: FNM Guilty Of Corruption

Never one to mince his words Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts wasted no time firing back at comments made by Opposition Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis.

He asserted that Dr. Minnis should be the last person to talk about fighting corruption as the facts clearly show the FNM as an organization seems to encourage and justify corruption.

Mr. Roberts said all one has to do is to check his party’s record of recent events that have played out under the glare of the media and in the court of public opinion.

“One could not make this stuff up; Dr. Minnis has been asleep at the leadership wheel for the last four years.

“The specter of shame, scandal and corruption has reared its ugly head several more times during the past four years and in each case the leadership of the FNM played the starring role as it stood front and center, ” Mr. Roberts said.

Mr. Roberts highlighted several scandals that involved Free National Movement members to support his case for the rampant corruption within the party.

“The illegal and criminal ammunition possession and conviction of FNM Senator John Bostwick forced him to resign from the senate in disgrace.

“FNM chairman and Senator Michael Pintard was caught on tape pitching a diabolic murder for hire plot to an FBI agent and a local criminal. He was later heard discussing the payment of $500 million to a local gangster in exchange for his signature on an affidavit in connection with a murder for hire plot.

“Dr. Minnis was forced to come clean and reluctantly admit that he met with both of the criminal gangsters, Toggie and Bobo. Pintard was forced to resign from both the senate and as chairman of the FNM for the corrupt role he played,” Mr. Roberts said.

With his sentence scheduled for today at 10, Roberts also pointed out the saga involving former BEC Chairman Fred Ramsey who also had ties to the FNM, as well how former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham has more power than him in the party.

“The scandal that captured international attention was the conviction of former FNM candidate and Senator Fred Ramsey. Who was found guilty on the $300,000 bribery charge in connection with a BEC contract with Alstrom, for the supply of generators that have caused the Bahamian tax payers millions of dollars.

“Dr. Minnis still has not explained as FNM leader how the decision of the FNM appointed board was overturned by the FNM Cabinet headed by the Abaco Dragon, Hubert Ingraham,” Mr. Roberts said.

Roberts comments came a week after he urged members of his party to not get caught up in the FNM infighting and that they must prepare meticulously for the upcoming election.


Written by Jones Bahamas

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