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Portia has no divine right to lead the PNP, says Chang

Published:Monday | June 27, 2016 | 6:45 PM
Portia Simpson-Miller. Her intention to seek re-election as PNP president was confirmed by party General Secretary Paul Burke.

Political commentator Kevin O'Brien Chang says should People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller be challenged for the post later this year, party delegates should not be condemned to vote against her.

"Mrs Simpson Miller doesn't have a divine right to lead the party," Chang said noting that there are strong views that a change is needed in the PNP.

Simpson-Miller's intention to seek re-election was confirmed by PNP General Secretary Paul Burke in an interview on Cliff Hughes Online on Power 106 FM this morning.


IN PHOTO: Kevin O'Brien Chang

According to Chang, Jamaicans and especially comrades should support challengers who want to run for presidency.

 

Political Commentator Kevin O'Brien Chang

Chang says challenges to Simpson-Miller's presidency would show that the PNP has a healthy democracy.

He says Jamaica should emulate democracies like the United Kingdom where political leaders are challenged with respect and dignity.