Former Grand Bahama Christian Council President Bishop Ricardo Grant is staking his claim as the Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for Pineridge in the next general election.
Grant, who is making the transition from the pulpit to politics, recently addressed members of the FNM’s Pineridge Constituency Association in order to get their support.
However, some political observers question the wisdom in laying out his cards so soon when it is possible the party could undergo leadership changes before voters head back to the polls.
If successful, it is likely Grant will go up against Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) incumbent Ginger Moxey, who defeated FNM MP Frederick McAlpine in the 2021 General Election.
McAlpine, who also made the switch from pastor to politician, sought re-election in 2021 as an independent candidate after he fell out with then-party leader Dr. Hubert Minnis.
The majority of the Bahamian electorate appeared to agree with McAlpine’s scathing assessment of Minnis’ “stew fish government”, which was kicked out of office in an embarrassing - but not unexpected - fashion.