The Free National Movement (FNM) issued the following statement regarding the coming election
“The Office of the Prime Minister dissolved Parliament today and issued writs of election, establishing September 16th as election day. We are blessed with the freedom to conduct fair, democratic elections, and the FNM encourages all Bahamians, regardless of affiliation, to let their voice be heard by voting.
“Bahamians are faced with a choice – continue the transformational progress that our government has made in job growth, infrastructure development, education, fiscal responsibility and transparency, or allow an overly-partisan, corrupt and neglectful PLP to return to power with hopes of dragging The Bahamas back to the past.
“For five long years the woeful PLP turned corruption into an art form as they, ‘drifted from scandal to scandal’ and brought our economy to the edge of collapse while Brave Davis served as Perry Christie’s top lieutenant. They damaged our international reputation, their corruption held Bahamians back, their neglect and incompetence caused undue harm to so many families and their lack of transparency showed how little they cared. Despite two crises of historic magnitude, this FNM Government – under the leadership of Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis – has worked to move The Bahamas forward while focusing on saving lives and livelihoods.
“The FNM is proud of its diverse and experienced slate of candidates that are sharing their vision for the future of The Bahamas, and the FNM is confident we will have the opportunity to continue improving opportunities and lives for every Bahamian. Even with the hardships we have witnessed, it remains the people’s time, and your vote for the FNM will allow progressive reforms to continue — improving the future for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren.”