DNA: Ingraham, Christie Join Forces to Become Enemies of Change
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 December 2011
DNA: Ingraham & Christie Join Forces to Become Enemies of Change
“Enemies of change!” was the reaction of Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Chairman, Mark Humes to remarks made by Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham during a recent meeting in Grand Bahama.
Humes said: “Both Hubert Ingraham and Perry Christie are verifying to Bahamians daily by their joint coordinated attacks that they are united in their opposition to progress and change in this country.”
On the firing of Housing Minister Kenneth Russell, Humes indicated: “We are not concerned about how Ingraham or Christie conduct their internal party affairs. It is of no interest to us. What raises red flags are the collaborative incessant snide attacks by both parties to ‘crush the DNA.’”
The DNA is by no means afraid, the DNA Chairman emphasized, “Bring it on!”
Ingraham stated at the Grand Bahama meeting: “In the next general election the choice would be between Ingraham or Perry… PLP or FNM. And everything in the middle will get crushed up.”
Humes noted, “They are now running scared, so terrified of the impending change that they have openly joined forces. What was once only a belief in the back of the minds of Bahamians have now come to the forefront. The DNA has exposed Ingraham and Christie to the world for who they are: one and the same.
Recently, Opposition Member of Parliament Fred Mitchell made similar remarks that “they (Ingraham and Christie) will ‘crush the DNA.’”
Humes continued: “Their collusion has gotten so blatant that at Saturday’s Grand Bahama address, Ingraham referred to FNM Meritorious Council members as stalwarts, are term reserved in Bahamian politics for the PLP.
Originally proclaiming their marriage on October 10 in Parliament, Ingraham said publicly to Christie that if “I can’t have it (Bamboo Town seat), then you will.”
We are at a sad state in our democracy when our leaders speak openly of how they will pass the Bahamian people around like objects—at their behest; these anti change agents are clinging to every corrupting practice to retain power.”
The DNA noted in earlier releases that for “countless years the opposition and governing parties have played political ping pong with Bahamians.” Humes said: “We will not engage in or allow ourselves to be dragged down to their level. The DNA is too busy moving Bahamians out of the doldrums of poor governance to a new brighter first world country.
Ingraham, commenting on the ouster of Russell, stated “no man is an island and no man can claim to be in office forever.” Humes observed, “Ingraham ominous remarks are prophetic words against both him and Christie.”
Maybe a quick introspection and dose of his own medicine may help Ingraham realize he and his former law partner, Christie, also need to step down and quit blocking much needed progress and change and step down,” Humes added.
When asked if the DNA was concerned about the PLP and FNM attacks the DNA Leader, Branville McCartney responded: “Concerned? We are concerned, but not about their empty attacks. We are concerned that this nation has been controlled by two men for over a quarter century, concerned that Bahamians are being used as pawns in their game, concerned that these two men have colluded to become the enemy of change and we are concerned that our democracy is being threatened by their heinous efforts. And, Bahamians will not tolerate it any longer.”