Statement by Party Chairman:
Member of Parliament for North Abaco and former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham hosted his final reception for constituents of Dundas Town, Murphy Town and Central Pines last evening, 16 July.
Mr. Ingraham began his farewell tour on Saturday visiting Green Turtle Cay. On Sunday he visited Grand Cay where he attended services at the Shiloh Baptist Church. He then travelled to Little Abaco. During his visit to his constituency, Mr. Ingraham resided at his residence in Coopers Town.
In addition to his visits over the last several days, Mr. Ingraham and his wife, Delores previously hosted a “Thank You Reception” at the new Treasure Cay Beach Public Park.
Mr. Ingraham was elected to the House of Assembly for eight consecutive times serving as a Member of Parliament for 35 years. He served as Prime Minister from 1992 to 2002 and from 2007 to 2012 (15 years).
He was first elected Leader of the FNM in 1990 succeeding the founding Leader of the party, the late Sir Cecil Wallace Whitefield. Mr. Ingraham served for 19 nonconsecutive years as Leader, the longest term in the history of the FNM.
Mr. Ingraham intends to tender his resignation to the Speaker of the House of Assembly on Thursday, 19 July 2012, the day and the month on which he was first sworn in as a Member of Parliament in 1977.