NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) has ratified another 13 candidates for office in the upcoming general election, including all three of its incumbent members of Parliament.
PLP Leader and Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador MP Philip Brave Davis; Deputy Leader and Ragged Island and Exumas MP Chester Cooper; and Englerston MP Glenys Hanna-Martin will defend their constituencies.
Mangrove Cay and South and Central Andros MP Picewell Forbes said at the beginning of this month that he will not be seeking reelection, indicating that he decided to “walk away” from politics after he failed to receive the proper support from the leadership of the party.
Following the announcement of the candidates, at the party’s National General Council meeting last night, Hanna-Martin told Eyewitness News that, it was a “momentous occasion for her”.
“Whenever I’m given the banner again to stand for these fantastic people in this community, it is one that is for me sobering and one of gratitude. My only prayer now is that I will never let them down,” she said.
Hanna-Martin continued: “I’m hoping this time around it’s going to be so meaningful, that the whole country is going to stop and say now that is what it is all about.”