Former leaders turn down National Honours

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Former Prime Ministers Perry Christie and Hubert Ingraham have both declined the national honor awards at this time, despite the fact that they are both eligible to receive the Order of the Nation award which is given to former Prime Ministers and Governor’s General.  The honor would bestow them the title of Most Honorable.

Eyewitness News caught up with both men on Thursday who confirmed their rejection of the award.

Former Prime Minister Perry Christie said the national honors were birthed by his administration so it is nothing he would normally walk away from, but he said because of this governments ‘witchhunt’ against three former members of his administration, he refuses to accept the honor from this Minnis lead government.

Mr. Ingraham was not so forthcoming, declining to comment but confirming he was also not accepting the honor.