Donors of the Free National Movement (FNM) in the Bahamas, who collectively contributed over $1 million to the party's bye-election campaign in West Grand Bahama and Bimini, are demanding answers from the FNM leadership.
The donors' dissatisfaction arises from the unexpected defeat the party suffered. Despite the assurance of victory through false data and the involvement of prominent FNM figures like Hubert "Papa" Ingraham and Tommy Turnquest, the FNM lost significantly to the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) candidate.
The margin of victory was over 900 votes, a loss termed as a 'blowout' by many. This defeat has now sparked a perceived leadership crisis and civil war within the FNM, with potential repercussions for its future electoral aspirations.
Questioning Campaign Strategies
The campaign strategies, including expensive flights, rallies, and substantial funds handed over to campaign generals, are now under scrutiny.
The donors, feeling deceived and misled, are questioning the party's ability to win a General Election considering they couldn't secure a victory in a bye-election in what was once hailed as 'FNM Country'.