Breaking News <<<
Bahamas Press is reporting news out of North Eleuthera and from the look of things we can confirm, SPEAKER of the House of Assembly, Hon. Alvin “As Many” Smith, is out!
BP reports the MP for North Eleuthera has concluded his selection of a home in Canada as the family is moving out of the country. Now we find this move interesting indeed, because the time is short to the run up to a General Elections, and from what we hear, “As Many” could vacate his seat from the Parliament and give up his Speaker post.
The move to Canada is a family decision we are told and is to assist in a better, more comfortable life outside North Eleuthera.
Now BP is not sure what is really happening here, but from what we know, SPEAKER is seeking to become a full time resident of Canada, perhaps also changing his citizenship to Canadian.
It is unknown whether or not the Speaker is set to vacate his Parliamentary seat in North Eleuthera, but if he does what kind a monkey wrench is this?
If Smith resigns as Speaker and as MP, the decision could force Papa to then go for the jugular of the PLP and call a snap by-election to woo and dangle the carrot in the faces of the people in that community.
If Papa makes the jump, it would not be the first to do so in our political history. Ingraham would be reading from the pages of Pindling’s playbook; with an attempt to jumping out of a plane without a parachute, and here’s what we mean.
Many would remember how Pindling following his defeat in Marco City to David Thompson, cooked up a second by-election before the 1992 General Elections. During that final desperate attempt, Pindling was forced to shoot marbles by himself. Ingraham response to Pindling then was, “…Go play dat game by ya self, we ga wait until you have enough nerves to call the BIG ONE!”
Pindling’s attempted to bring the growing momentum towards the FNM to an end, but he was unsuccessful. Months later, a Free National Movement Government was lifted upon the backs of the people for the first time since forming into a political machine. Ingraham turned his first term into a success story and indeed made it “BETTER” for Bahamians.
We believe Ingraham is ‘stuck stupid’ on this chapter in Pindling’s playbook and if what we are hearing is indeed true, and we have no reason to doubt; Smith will be out before summer! The country could be tossed into a by-election and another load of wasted time and money would be the end result. THE GOVERNMENT STILL AIN’T GA CHANGE NO MATTER A PLP OR FNM WIN!
If the SPEAKER IS OUT, WHO IS IN? We can confirm from our travels through North Eleuthera that there are more shocking developments happening as we write.
Stay Tuned for the conclusion later today…