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Minnis not running for FNM leader



Free National Movement (FNM) leader Dr. Hubert Minnis has announced he will not run for party leader at the FNM convention but he will remain in the House of Assembly as the member of parliament for Killarney.


Minnis had been tight-lipped on whether he would run but made the announcement after former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham said today that whether Minnis runs or not, he will not be elected FNM leader at the convention in November. Minnis had been making calls trying to drum up support but FNMs don’t want him as he has fractured the party and alienated members since he became prime minister in 2017.


 “At the end of November, the Free National Movement will hold a one-day convention to elect the Leader of the Party.  I will not nominate for the leadership nor will I allow my name to be placed in nomination.  I wish those who will contest for the leadership the very best,” Minnis said.

 

“I will continue to serve in the House of Assembly as the Member of Parliament for Killarney.  I again thank the constituents of Killarney for their support since 2007 and during the recent general election.”

 

“As a former prime minister and in whatever role is assigned to me, I will support the work of the Official Opposition to advocate on behalf of the Bahamian people and to hold the Government accountable,” he added.

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