James Albury was ratified as the Free National Movement (FNM) candidate for Central and South Abaco on December 21, 2016 at a FNM Central Council Meeting in Nassau. Mr. Albury was ratified alongside FNM candidate for Long Island, Adrian Gibson.
FNM Party Leader, Dr. Hubert Minnis, remarked about Mr. Albury and the ratification of both candidates, “The FNM continues to recruit and ratify new candidates to our ‘Change Team’ who will ensure that the Government is accountable to the Bahamian people and not political or foreign allies.
“The Bahamian people are demanding change to how business has been conducted in The Bahamas for decades and the FNM’s ‘Change Team’ will disrupt the politicians’ old guard’s business as usual. Our two new candidates will bring a much needed youth perspective to an FNM Government [along with] Travis Robinson from Bain & Grants Town.”
James Albury remarked on his recent ratification: “I would once again like to state how grateful and humbled I am to have this opportunity before me. Abaco is my home and I can think of no greater honour that to represent my home and its people within the storied halls of the House of Assembly. At this time I would like to encourage everyone, regardless of political affiliation, to register for the upcoming general election. If you want to have a voice, you need to register. I look forward to working with all of you in the months ahead, and I wish everyone a Happy New Year.”
The Central / South Abaco constituency currently has the lowest percentage of registered voters as of this printing.
Mr. Albury will be running against PLP candidate for Central / South Abaco, Eva Bain. The DNA has not ratified a candidate for this constituency nor have any Independents so far pledged to run.
North Abaco has Renardo Curry once again running for the PLP and Claire Basden representing the DNA. The FNM has not yet ratified (as of this printing) a candidate for this seat.