Moss dismisses calls for PM resignation
The leaders of two major political parties have called for the resignation of Prime Minister Perry Christie over the last few days.
However, Marco City MP Greg Moss, who leads the United Democratic Party (UDP), has rejected that suggestion.
Following the resignation of United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron as a result of a failed referendum, Free National Movement (FNM) Leader Dr. Hubert Minnis and Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Leader Branville McCartney called for Christie to do the honorable thing and “follow in his footsteps” after two failed referenda.
McCartney said Christie should do the “honorable thing” according to the conventions of the Westminster system.
Moss said if Christie should resign because of the failed referendum, then many other leaders should resign too.
“I don’t share the view of those persons who have called for the resignation of Prime Minister Perry Christie as a result of the failed referendum vote,” Moss said.
“That is not because I embrace the idea of what Mr. Christie is saying, but in my opinion, if we are calling on leaders who supported the referendum to resign, then we must call on not only Mr. Christie, but his entire Cabinet, Loretta Butler-Turner and others.”
Moss said he believes those calling for Christie’s resignation are simply playing a political game.
“I think this is nothing more than a political game playing at a time when the country cannot afford it,” Moss said.
“What we need is vision and leadership to help get the country out of the mess it is already in.
“I think those people who are still engaged in these political games are missing the point of the referendum results: that the Bahamian people expect more from them and that they have taken their votes back for themselves.
“They voted for the good of the country and not out of being obedient to a political party.”