Bahamas PM raises vote buying concerns

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Bahamas PM raises vote buying concerns by: – May 4, 2012center_img 16 Views   no discussions Tweet Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham. TNG file photoFRESH CREEK, Bahamas — Prime minister of The Bahamas Hubert Ingraham said on Tuesday night he had received “troubling reports” of alleged bribery in order to influence the vote in the May 7 general election.“I do not want to believe… that money is being thrown around,” Ingraham told supporters at a Free National Movement (FNM) rally.“That money is being paid up front, with a requirement that individuals photograph how they vote on cell phones to enable them to get the balance of the money promised after they have voted.“That’s despicable and insulting, so I don’t want to believe it.”The prime minister did not name anyone in particular in reference to the matter, but said that the offers should be treated with the “contempt they deserve”.On Tuesday, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) leader Perry Christie made similar claims.Christie charged that the government was using the public treasury to bribe voters with contracts and pre-election jobs.However, the FNM on Wednesday dismissed that claim as untrue.By Travis Cartwright-CarrollNassau Guardian Staff Reporterlast_img

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