The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the ratification of candidates for the next general election:
“The Free National Movement (FNM) has ratified eight incumbent candidates to help advance the party’s agenda, which at its core, will ensure the continued building of a better Bahamas.
Michael Pintard, Frankie Campbell, Iram Lewis, Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe, Reuben Rahming, Adrian Gibson, Shanendon Cartwright, and Ricky Mackey have all secured a spot on the party’s ticket, to further their work in nation building.
These public servants have demonstrated their love for country through their unwavering commitment to its advancement in their respective areas of work in government and their communities.
They will be among those at the forefront with the leader of our party, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, in promoting world-class education for future generations of Bahamians and revamping infrastructure to support additional industry and investment, which will ultimately lead to more new jobs and opportunities for Bahamians. This coupled with challenging the status quo through transparency and accountability, as well as the diversification of our economy, are paramount to ensuring a better future for our country. Plans for diversification has already begun under the FNM, and this team will continue the work we have started.
This latest group joins the 17 already ratified candidates for a total of 25. These are the leaders who can be trusted to take all Bahamians into a better, stronger Bahamas.
While we must remain vigilant amid the ongoing global pandemic, our government’s proactive response is allowing our country to maintain relatively low case numbers, while enabling our economy to gradually and safely reopen. This is due in large part to the leadership and hard work of our team of committed leaders in the FNM, as well as our collaboration with and the direction of our health professionals.
What is most unfortunate is that those on the opposing side of the aisle have adopted a different approach, using this serious health crisis as an opportunity to sew division and launch partisan attacks. Those same individuals are preparing to turn back the clock, ratifying many of the same corrupt MPs that brought down our economy and left our fiscal house in shambles, our FNM government is proud to ratify a diverse mix of young leaders and trusted incumbents who continue to work tirelessly to create a prosperous future for the next generation of Bahamians.”