The West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election is set to be held on November 22nd. The Free National Movement’s candidate Bishop Ricardo Grant shared his views with ZNS News about the campaign and pastors in politics.
Grant said, “the things that I’ve really encountered with this particular process, the voices of the people are becoming very loud, louder than it has been before. And they are now simply saying we are no longer now going to be ignored and whatever it takes for us to be heard, we’re going to be heard and I’m very proud of the citizens for that. And so, you know its going to be my honour and my privilege, even being considered being their representative and their voice in places where they should be heard.”
Bishop Grant also addressed concerns about him being in church and politics. “Everybody’s concerns and everybody’s plights should be heard irregardless to their persuasions political wise. So I believe that the time has come now that we step to the place of maturity and that a Member of Parliament, sitting, should be a Member of Parliament for all the people, not just some of the people, but all the people.”
Asked what will happen if he is not successful in his bid for the West Grand Bahama and Bimini seat Grant said, “there’s a brighter future and its worth fighting for and I will fight with them as long as they will have me to fight with them.”