Kennedy MP Kenyatta Gibson
Nassau, Bahamas — Bradley Roberts on Sunday decided to again attack the giant and quarter back in the Parliament, Kenyatta Gibson, a young politician who once hailed from the ranks of the PLP.
Roberts contends that Gibson has done something wrong by granting approval for a company headed by Recee Chipman a contract to audit the books at the Mortgage Corporation. And so for a second week Roberts and Gibson have been under a fiery storm of words over the contact.
For some reason, the PLP has gone after Gibson following his wise and sensible decision to join the ranks of the FNM. They have gone far into left field to attack their onetime BRIGHTEST quarterback, and their press conference on Sunday past proved if but one thing, the PLP would go at any length to destroy, attack, kick to the curb and kill their own young.
They demonstrated in that press conference that they are merciless when it comes to the gripping fact that they are no longer in power and are hungry for it. The thought causes them to flex the idea to kill–off their young. Bahamas Press has for donkey years begged and pleaded with the PLP to stop “Killing off the young people in this country!” They did it to Paul Moss, they have done it to Raynard Rigby and today once again they are firing a politically triggered accession bullet against bright Kenyatta Gibson. When will the PLP stop its madness and tirade against young people with progressive ideas?
And we have a serious problem with this latest attack because when a big–time PLP Cabinet Minister was charged with the responsibility of renting bleachers for a junkanoo festival in the Bahamas, Neville Wisdom took all the flack while that “SNITCH” walked through the back door with all the profit. Where was the PLP then on that rip–off of public money?
When some PLPs at BAIC flew to Korea and orchestrated the greatest SCANDAL OF ALL TIME; using taxpayer’s money to enrich themselves, where was the PLP’s voice then? The public outcry and one MP named V. Alfred Gray had to stop the greedy few in the PLP from wasting public money and CANCEL THE DEAL. The PLP was speechless at the crime against the public purse.
And oh how we have such short memory and forget how the former PLP minister of tourism racked up the bills at Bahamasair and at a local car rental company in the thousands to get the PLP elected for a second term. Yes, Obie Wilchcombe used the public money to do that and still the PLP’s voice on the matter is deafening. Could you imagine a minister of the government racking up expenses in the Ministry of Tourism to the tune of $1 million without Cabinet approval? No body knows where the money gone, who it was spent with, which company benefited and who were the contractors fulfilling this $1 million agreement and the PLP cannot find its tongue?
How could the PLP find it to attack Gibson when the stench in its own ranks and amongst its own parliamentary team should’ve been locked up long time ago?
Bahamas Press warns the PLP to leave Gibson alone. He has done nothing wrong. His department legitimately awarded an auditing contract to a young budding company. A Bahamian company by the way. We believe for the first time the big international companies were rejected and the Bahamian firm accepted, this is good and lends a good feeling of hope to young professionals in the country.
When one reads Roberts press release we all should be asking whom in those foreign companies is he defending? We know for certain he’s not speaking for the young Bahamian accounting firms.
A fresh new face was given the chance and young Bahamians across the length and breadth of this country would want us to tell the PLP, “LEAVE THE YOUNG PEOPLE ALONE AND GIVE US A CHANCE FOR ONCE!”