Symonette denies resignation rumors

St. Anne’s Member of Parliament Brent Symonette made it clear in the House of Assembly yesterday that he has no intention of resigning his seat.

Symonette was responding to resignation rumors that circulated on social media on Tuesday. He swiftly denied those claims moments after House Speaker Halson Moultrie inquired about motions for leave of absence and leave to resign seats.

“Mr. Speaker, I just wanted to, at this point, firmly deny the rumors that are going around in social media that I will be resigning my seat,” he said as House members chortled.

“So, I stand to make sure that that rumor is false.”

Symonette, who resigned as a Cabinet minister earlier this year, has always maintained that he intends to serve the full term as St. Anne’s MP. However, he has said he will not seek re-election.

His resignation from his post as minister of immigration, financial services, trade and industry, took effect on July 1, 2019.

Elsworth Johnson, who previously served as minister of state for legal affairs, assumed Symonette’s portfolio.

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Rachel Knowles

Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues. Education: University of Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish

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