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UPDATE: In light of defeat PNP officials should engage in a process of self-examination, says Thwaites

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2016 | 3:27 PM
Outgoing Education Minister Ronald Thwaites says every person who is part of a political movement must examine themselves and their positions carefully in the face of a defeat.

Outgoing Education Minister and People’s National Party member, Ronnie Thwaites says he believes all officials in the PNP should go through a self-examination process arising from the elections defeat and resign if they are found wanting.

"Any organisation which fails to achieve its goals, all officials must engage in a process of self-examination and also submit themselves to the examination of others, as appropriate, and if they're found wanting, they must consider resigning. I want to start the process for myself," said Thwaites.

According to the Member of Parliament-elect for Kingston Central, all persons who are part of a political movement must examine themselves and their positions carefully in the face of a defeat.

 

PNP's Ronnie Thwaites

And Thwaites says these persons must allow others to assess how best they can continue serving the party, if at all.

Thwaites acknowledges that there may be timing concerns, especially in relation to the upcoming local government elections.

However, he says regardless of these issues, the party must re-examine the roles of its officials.

 

The PNP's Ronnie Thwaites

Thwaites was speaking in an interview on Power 106 FM's Cliff Hughes' Online this morning.


CORRECTION: A previous version of this story implied that Ronald Thwaites was saying all PNP officials must resign. That is not so. He said they should resign, if, after a performance evaluation, they are found wanting.