Leader of the Coalition of Independents, Lincoln Bain has announced his intention to contest the up-coming by-election in the West Grand Bahama and Bimini constituency.

Bain spoke to ZNS News on the island of Grand Bahama recently about his candidacy.  He said, “as we came down here after the death of Obie Wilchcombe people started to crowd every where I went and asking me to run.  The association here in Grand Bahama and the executives also held a meeting where they asked me to be the person to run.  They considered other persons, also some were resident, but they decided that it would be best for me to be in the House of Assembly at this time to be a real opposition for the Bahamian people, a real voice for the Bahamian people and to bring a voice for the people of West Grand Bahama.”

Bain further stated, “because of the cries of the people that’s going on here, I want to call for a debate and any persons who want to be candidates, the FNM and the PLP.  I’m calling for a debate on the vision for this community.  What has happened, what is going to happen and what the future will be for this community.”

A date for the upcoming by-election has yet to be set.  However, registration has begun for new voters and transfers in the constituency.