Ingraham: I’m retired

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Those looking for former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham to a make a comeback at the highly anticipated Free National Movement (FNM) next week may be highly disappointed.

Ingraham suggested yesterday that he is no longer involved in politics.

“I am a retiree,” Ingraham said at the renaming ceremony of The Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC)headquarters to the E.George Moss Building.

He added: “See the politicians here,” as he gestured toward Prime Minister Perry Christie and several Cabinet ministers who attended the event.

When asked his thoughts on Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner and FNM leader Dr. Hubert Minnis having to pay to fund the party’s convention, Ingraham said, “I’m not getting in that”.

Minnis and Butler-Turner agreed to pay $100,000 each to help fund the party’s convention.

The party will provide the remaining balance of $150,000.

Butler-Turner will challenge Minnis for leader of the party.

Ingraham announced his resignation from the FNM on the night of the May 7,2012 general election when it became clear that the party was defeated by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).

His retirement came nearly seven years after he returned as FNM leader.

The FNM’s November convention was changed to July 27-29.

Ingraham previously said he will not be returning to frontline politics.

But there is a growing faction of the party which has continued to attempt to persuade him to return.

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