Progressive Liberal Party
Opposition Leader claims of victimization baseless
10th May 2012
The Progressive Liberal Party roundly condemns as false and baseless, the claims of victimization made by opposition leader Dr. Hubert Minnis in today’s edition of the Nassau Guardian.
Dr. Minnis said that “they’ve (the PLP) not been in office more than two days and they have already started victimizing Bahamians, yet they say Bahamians first”. Well the PLP is not surprised that Dr. Minnis, who has not been the leader of the opposition for one full day, is already leading his party in a campaign of lies and deceit against the government. This behavior is reckless, irresponsible and unbecoming of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.
The PLP is unlike the FNM government that started its administration in 2007 with the pernicious stop, review and cancel policy that accelerated the country’s descent into an economic recession. Further, the temporary workers hired by the FNM government during their final days in office in 2002 were kept on by the incoming PLP government and many of those workers were made permanent and pensionable.
Between 2002 and 2007 the PLP government went on to add some 22,000 jobs to the economy and significantly improved household incomes. We are not in the business of putting Bahamians on the unemployment line – we have a track record of creating good paying jobs for our people.
The PLP has a solid and proud record of putting Bahamians first.
If Dr. Minnis has substantiated evidence of victimization that he claimed, the PLP challenges him to produce this evidence.
We invite the FNM to set aside petty political mischief and become constructively engaged with the government in an aggressive and sustained effort to fight crime, reduce violence, to keep Bahamians safe and to restore the battered and severely weakened economy of The Bahamas.