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Time for new PNP leadership

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2016 | 12:00 AM


In the Holy Scriptures, we find these words: "If a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand." (Mark 3:25)

Since the People's National Party (PNP) loss in the February 25 general election, many persons within and outside the PNP have suggested many reasons for the party's defeat to the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party.

In its own analysis, however, the PNP has stopped short of truly stating the real reason for the obvious 'humiliation'.

As an independent observer looking on, it is clear that the PNP is a divided house.

This division is in great measure because of the perceived lack of decisive leadership on the part of Portia Simpson Miller as party president and leader of the Opposition.

The time has come for Mrs Simpson Miller to follow the path of her predecessors, the late Michael Manley, and P.J Patterson, and graciously make way for stalwart Dr Peter Phillips to take over the reins and to allow him to immediately begin the process of reuniting the party into the strong and coherent organisation it once was.