FNM: No 2022 nomination for Halson Moultrie
Updated: Nov 17, 2020
Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will not be giving Nassau Village MP Halson Moultrie a nomination for that constituency in the next general election, according to Free National Movement insiders, who say Moultrie’s most recent rant in Parliament today sealed his political fate.
After Minnis announced that cabinet would be relocating because of issues with Churchill Building including a leaky roof, Moultrie went off and told members of parliament that he will turn in the keys for his office at the end of this month.
The House Speaker also invited members to hold another vote of no confidence against him. It would be the second one if MPs decide to take his advice.
Moultrie has been pushing for the House to be relocated since he took office, lamenting the inadequate facilities.
“On the 31st of October, 2020, the speaker will turn in the key for the speaker’s office because this speaker will not be utilizing that office in the condition that it is in after the 31st of October,” Moultrie said today.
“If it is determined that it is not in the best interest to give me proper facilities, then the speaker will be without an office because I will not be attending to that office,” he added.
The House Speaker said he will not sit idly by as the presiding officer of Parliament and accept the current circumstances.
Minnis, who is known for his petty streak, did not publicly respond to Moultrie’s rant in parliament.
However, those close to the PM say he had already indicated that the outspoken Moultrie was on thin ice but now he will definitely get the political axe come election season.
Insiders say Minnis no longer wants to associate himself with a “loose cannon” who throws a tantrum when he can’t get his way.
This is the second time Moultrie has called out the government in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, the Speaker called Parliament a dinghy attached to the mothership. He also said it is ridiculous that he cannot buy a toothpick without getting permission from Cabinet Secretary Camille Johnson.