Hubert Ingraham (L), Errol Bethel (C) and Perry Christie the worse of all, election secrets UNCOVERED ON Bahamas Press.
Nassau, Bahamas: Many individuals in the leadership of PLP are not concerned about the results coming from the election court, because what many in the high command of the party know about election in the Bahamas, many at the bottom of the party don’t. That is, the PLP has practised election FRAUD MAKING for many, many years.
It was practised in the PLP from as early as in the 1972 general elections and in EVERY successive election ever since the party ruled the government of the Bahamas. The leadership in the PLP are also not surprise that ballots, hundred of them, had to be thrown out by the election court. Who remembers on the morning of Election Day, May 2, 2007, when the story broke of how a senior member of the PLP was caught RED HANDED with thousands of printed ballots. The excuse given was that they were printed for election training. TRAINING? YEAH RIGHT! The ballots were printed at a print facility in the downtown area.
Christie then never said a word, nor did he ever attempted clarify as to what that senior member of his party was about to do on election day, with thousands of printed ballots in hand. We all know what he was about to do, STEAL AN ELECTION!
Christie NOT INGRAHAM failed to have the boundary report done in the time CONSTITUTIONALLY ALLOTTED. Nor did Christie use good judgment with of his 30 plus in the Parliament to realize that it was impossible to have perfection in reassigning THOUSANDS of voter cards after his “LATE AGAIN” boundary shuffle.
PLPs reading this blog must accept that it was CHRISTIE not Ingraham who cut that boundary right in his private home, where only him and a hand full of his cronies, shot themselves in the foot. In the end Hubert was the victor. And guess what, the PLP would allow their LATE AGAIN trickster to lead them into another defeat whenever an election is called. SO be it!
Then there is Hubert Ingraham’s record with this election thing. We must say it is not bad as Christie’s record. Ingraham did call the election early on time in 1997 and 2002. Ingraham did allow the boundary commission to do their work within its constitutional time frame. And when Ingraham was Prime Minister, we know not of any illegal ballots being printed during those election periods. But we did notice something sinister with Ingraham. There was an incident under Ingraham’s watch, where in West End officers had removed the ballot box without any member of the Parliamentary Registrar escorting it, but it was returned.
We also noticed something unusual during the May 2, 2007 general elections. The FNM rallies included interpreters on their podium explaining the process for voting in the Bahamas in CREOLE. Now that was interesting as it is abundantly clear that there is no citizen in this country, NO HAITIAN BORN Citizen for that matter who have a right to vote in an election, to need interpretation of the voting process in Creole. But there were incidents and one in particular Bahamas Press is aware of, where a woman (A Haitian Immigrant) who had just come to the Bahamas in 2004, and was in possession of a 2007 Bahamian voter card.
Mary (identity withheld) told Bahamas Press that she paid $1,500 for her card. Speaking in her broken English tongue Mary said, “I buy dat from man who work for government. He tell me I pay for dat and then I can go to the bank and do my business in Bahamas.
“And so when election time come I went to voting as they tell me, man in red shirt, I have to go voting now and so I vote for dat,” she said.
Bahamas Press was in no way surprise about this information it had become the tune of the election court proceeding in the Pinewood challenge, when a Jamaican born by the surname of Taylor, was recorded to have in his possession two voters cards. With all this, Bahamians must be concerned with their election process and the men who deal an evil hand corrupting the process.
Hubert Ingraham recently called for the removal of the use of indelible ink, a call that we found INTERESTING. Because if persons are voting illegally with the ink, CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THEY WOULD DO WITHOUT IT? But here is the kicker, it was Ingraham’s FNM [before coming to power in 1991] who called for the use of indelible ink to be instituted during election in the Bahamas. The FNM pushed for the INK after years of Pindling rule at the time, raised suspicion of corruption during the process. But now the same leadership of the FNM that has called for TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTABILITY in government is echoing for a retreat. Hubert NEVER AMAZES US, and we know why he might be having second thoughts about indelible ink.
Then there is Errol Bethel, the man at the centre of all this BLATANT CORRUPTION in the voting process. Ingraham says nothing is wrong with the voting process, and Christie says not a word about removing Bethel, despite all what we now know.
Bethel has overseen a corrupt department that issues more than one card to Bahamians and foreigners alike. Bethel’s department oversaw the corrupt process of elections in local government this year, where a minister resigned and HUBERT said, “WHERE MANY FLAWS OCCURRED…” And Bethel knows it is under his watch the process was flawed and the election court judges confirmed the same.
But why would Christie and Ingraham not call for changes at the head of the department that governs election? Well, both Christie and Ingraham know they both can work with a public servant who does just what they tell him to do.
Our solution to all this, GET RID OF CHRISTIE AND INGRAHAM and watch the winds of change circle around the Bahamas. Watch and see how better our country would build in democracy. Watch and see how BETTER we would have it in the Bahamas, when we rid ourselves of these JOKERS!
CHANGE MUST COME TO THE BAHAMAS, CHANGE IS WHAT WE NEED!