The OBA confirmed the resignation of Thad Hollis on Wednesday evening and announced that Susan Jackson will serve as acting chairman until the party’s AGM on September 29.
See the full letter to OBA members below:
Dear OBA member
As you have no doubt heard, Mr. Thad Hollis has resigned as chairman of the One Bermuda Alliance.
I would like to thank Mr. Hollis for his work as chairman, and wish him well as he moves on with his life.
With his departure, Deputy Chair Ms Susan Jackson, our Member of Parliament for Pembroke South West, will serve as acting Chairman upon the approval of the Executive pursuant to our Constitution. She will be assisted by Ms Karen Magnum, who will continue in her role as Deputy Chairman.
This arrangement is to stand until our Annual General Meeting on September 29, when a Party Leader, Deputy Leader and Party Chairman will be elected. Nominations for these posts will be accepted after Cup Match.
In regards to Mr. Hollis’s report, the Party’s Central Executive will review his findings to adopt any recommendations that will strengthen our operations. On this matter, I want to make it very clear that we will use this situation to build a stronger, more effective party to support the Government moving forward with the people’s business.
We’ve accomplished a great deal since the election in terms of rebuilding the economic foundation of the Island, but much remains to be done to extend the security and opportunity all Bermudians need to grow and prosper. That is our mission and I intend to use the months ahead to continue moving forward using all our experience and energy to meet the pressing needs of the Bermudian people.
The Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP, MP
Acting Leader, One Bermuda Alliance
Premier of Bermuda