Bahamas, May 19, 2017 – Nassau – Former Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe expressed his shock at the PLP’s loss in the General Election while bidding farewell to Party Leader Perry Christie after 20 years as the PLP’s leader.
“Many are still trying to figure out why the thousands of Bahamians did not vote, why many stayed home and how change could come when the people did not indicate that they truly wanted the change”, he said.
In acknowledging all of Christie’s accomplishments and goodwill, Obie also made mention of those that have betrayed the Former Prime Minister, over the years.
“Many of us say thank you for opening the doors for so many because there are those that even criticized you, who you opened doors for. Those who’ve said things about you who you gave opportunities to. and those who you in fact, gave second chances to, who turned their backs on you. But I’m reminded that you can only be back-stabbed by a friend.”, he stated.
He continue, promising party supporters that the PLP will rebuild and do their best to win the next election.
“We will rebuild with our deputy leader, we’ll rebuild with our chairman, we will rebuild with all in this organization because you have told us “Never give in, never give up, never retreat.” So, Mr. Leader, we will win the next one but we will win this one for you, Mr. Leader.”
Obie Wilchcombe revealed that he will run for chairman of the PLP at the party’s next convention as Bradley Roberts will not seek re-election to that post.