Saturday, September 30, 2023

Bain Turns Against Moultrie as United Coalition Party Announces Bid to Contest General Election

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Leader of the Coalition of Independents Lincoln Bain seemed to have unfriended House Speaker Halson Moultrie, lambasting his poor representation of the Nassau Village constituency.

In a social media post, Bain turned on Moultrie, decrying his decision to install several manual water pumps in the Nassau Village community last year, which Moultrie said was done to help the less fortunate individuals in his constituency, so that residents could have access to water to fight COVID-19.

Bain said, “…as a Member of Parliament for Nassau Village, Halson Moultrie did not do a good job. I must be realistic, except for maybe putting come red pumps,  water pumps, hand pumps, in the 21st century. He put outdoor handpumps and painted them red in that community.”

Why it matters

Moultrie and Bain formed a friendship, bonded by their criticism of Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.

Last week, Moultrie, an open critic of Minnis, joined forces with Bain and other third parties to hold an ‘open parliament’ to criticize the government.

However, the friendship changed on Tuesday when Moultrie joined the new party, United Coalition Party (UCP), which was formed to contest the next election.

Lincoln claims the UCP is supported by the Progressive Liberal Party and was created to confuse voters because the name is similar to his party’s.

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