Free National Movement Leader (FNM) Dr. Hubert Minnis yesterday refused to say what would happen to the six MPs who expressed a lack of confidence in his leadership, should he be re-elected leader at the FNM convention this week.
Minnis and Long Island MP Loretta Butler-Turner are running for the leadership post.
Minnis became visibly agitated when pressed to reveal what the fate of the six MPs would be.
In addition to Butler-Turner, the other FNM MPs are Hubert Chipman, Richard Lightbourn, Neko Grant, Theo Neilly and Dr. Andre Rollins.
In May, they threatened to write to the governor general and have Minnis removed as leader of the Official Opposition if he did not agree to an early convention.
The convention was originally slated for November.
Butler-Turner recently claimed that Minnis has said he will “deal with” the MPs when he is re-elected.
Minnis refused to address the matter directly yesterday.
“My responsibility is to ensure the party is unified and do what is necessary to get the PLP out…” he said.
Minnis added, “The Bahamian people have suffered long enough. Four years going on five is a bit long for me.
“I don’t know, what about you? You don’t think that’s long for you? You have not suffered long enough?” he asked.
Further pressed on what would happen to the six MPs, Minnis began shouting at reporters.
“What about that don’t you understand?” he asked. “If you look at the alphabet ‘A’ is ‘A’. ‘B’ is ‘B’. ’C’ is ‘C’.
“That don’t change. One, two, three. I gave the answer. Bye. Bye.”
The party’s convention will be held at the Melia Nassau Beach resort beginning tomorrow and will come to a close on Friday.
Minnis was approached by reporters during the opening ceremony of the 41st Regional Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region at Atlantis.