Minnis ignores FNM MPs in Parliament
Bad blood between Former Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis and other members of the Free National Movement’s parliamentary team was uncomfortably evident on Wednesday as Minnis ignored the rest of the FNM MPs present in the House of Assembly.
Minnis chose to sit as far away as possible from new FNM leader Michael Pintard who interacted with other FNM MPs but barely gave Minnis a second glance.
The two men had a strained relationship in the last year of the FNM’s abbreviated term in office but a glacier now separates them following Pintard’s decision to run for FNM leader in the party’s convention in November and distance himself from some of the Minnis Administration’s unpopular policies.
Pintard is one of several former cabinet ministers who were upset by Minnis’ decision to call an early election on September 16, robbing them of eight months salary and perks.
Minnis continues to undermine Pintard by granting media interviews on national issues and refusing to attend press conferences held by Pintard.
The few FNMs still in Minnis’ inner circle believe he is working behind the scenes to show Pintard up publicly in order to make another play for the leadership position when the time is right.