Minnis facing pressure to resign as Opposition Leader
One day after he was replaced as Free National Movement Leader, Dr. Hubert Minnis is facing enormous pressure from within the party to step down as Opposition Leader.
Minnis is fighting hard to hold onto the top position despite leading his party to a humiliating defeat at the polls on September 16.
Party members have warned that if Minnis does not step down as Opposition Leader, he will be ousted for the second time.
Minnis left the governing party so fractured that he drove former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and former FNM Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner to vote for the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).
Ingraham, who lives in Killarney refused to vote for Minnis, who once declared publicly that the Ingraham era is over and arrogantly rebuffed Ingraham’s offer of assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in 2019.
Both Ingraham and Butler-Turner were front and center at Baha Mar for the swearing in of new Prime Minister Philip Davis.
Butler-Turner has been appointed a consultant by the Davis Administration.
On Saturday, Minnis was forced to ride off into the political sunset - slamming the door shut on any possibility of him becoming FNM leader or prime minister ever again.
In a stunning display of selfishness, Minnis refused to stick around at the FNM Convention for new leader Michael Pintard’s victory speech. It was the same selfishness he displayed during his four years in office, refusing to take sound advice from senior experts and abusing his power during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pintard defeated fellow candidates Iram Lewis and Kwasi Thompson in a landslide victory, securing more than half of party members’ votes.