Miller said no can stop him from running as a candidate
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Nothing prevents former Tall Pines MP Leslie Miller vying for a nomination from the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in the next general election, PLP Leader Philip Brave Davis said yesterday.
“Anyone who is interested in becoming a candidate for the Progressive Liberal Party, they can apply,” said Davis, when prompted by the media during a press conference at PLP headquarters.
“The process will be transparent as we have reformed the process at the last convention, as part of our reworking our constitution… and he can apply.”
During the PLP’s convention last month, Miller warned that the PLP would have less of a chance of winning the next general election if it excluded veteran politicians as candidates.
He told The Nassau Guardian that no one will stop him from running as a candidate.
Miller said if he was denied a nomination by the PLP he would even consider running as an independent candidate.
In response, PLP Chairman Fred Mitchell assured that no PLP had been advised they were unable to seek a nomination.
He insisted that the rules of the party will apply to all who apply.
PLP Deputy Leader Chester Cooper made a similar remark when asked about Miller’s comments.
He said every candidate will be required to following the rules.
However, he noted that the organization will not be “bullied” with its candidates selection.
Last year, Davis said with few exceptions, the PLP will not offer candidates who were rejected by voters in previous elections.
The PLP won four of the 39 seats in the House of Assembly in the last general election.