Sandy Point native Ruth Flowers was ratified as the Central and South Abaco candidate for the Democratic National Alliance on January 11.
Mrs. Flowers, who served in Local Government for thirty-two years and has served as the manager of the Passport Office since 2014 stated that “there is no way I would risk years of good friendship built in political and administrative circles if I felt the risk was not worth it. However, I have heard the cries of my people and answered the call, the people’s well-being is paramount and takes priority over party politics.”
Born to Lawrence and Viola Roker (Deceased) of Sandy Point Abaco, Mrs. Flowers graduated from Success Training College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration In 2007 and in that same year, she earned a certificate from the Institute of Professional Managers as a certified manager.
Mrs. Flowers also serves as a member on the Abaco Christmas Festival Committee, a member of the Marsh Harbour Beautification Committee, a member of Woman Against Violence, Secretary for The Marsh Harbour/Spring City Township and is a member Of the Rotary Club of Abaco.
She has also owned and operated her own business “Just Ruth Fabrics and Notions” for twelve years. She was also ordained as an evangelist in the gospel ministry in May of 2014 and is a part of the Historic Mt. Zion Native Baptist Church in Sandy Point, Abaco. She is a former Youth Pastor and currently serves as a Youth Overseer within her church.
Mrs. Flowers said that “notwithstanding the challenging times that are upon us now, we will provide a better way of life for all Bahamians. The premise of good governance is not found in popularity but in sound policy decisions, and the DNA will offer good governance, sustainability, vibrancy and global competitiveness.”
She expressed gratitude for being given the opportunity to represent the people in the Central and South Abaco Constituency.
“I stand in the ambiance of this evening with a great level of pride and honor and on the shoulders of all of you who have afforded me this awesome opportunity to be on the front lines to champion the cause for a better and brighter tomorrow,” she said.
Mrs. Flowers vowed to run a campaign that is above board, and offer to the people “the hand of partnership to join with me in creating a sound future for both us and generations yet unborn.”
She said “The people have suffered long enough and we are ready to return the power back to the people. We shall restore honor to our ancestors who fought so valiantly to give us the rights we have today.”