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Peter Phillips hasn't given any thought to PNP presidency

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2016 | 10:36 AM
Dr Peter Phillips

Less than three weeks before nominations open for the various leadership posts in the People's National Party (PNP), two of the aspirants for president are remaining mum on whether they will challenge party leader Portia Simpson Miller.

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Many political analysts and PNP supporters have touted St Andrew East Central MP Dr Peter Phillips as a likely candidate for the PNP presidency.

However, speaking to The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre last night, Phillips said he hasn't given any thought to the possibility of a challenge in September.

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Phillips has expressed leadership aspirations in recent months, but has indicated he would allow Simpson Miller to set her timetable for departure.

He has also twice been defeated by Simpson Miller in contests for presidency of the party.

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So far, Central Manchester MP Peter Bunting is the only other comrade who has expressed interest in the presidency.

However, he was not prepared to speak on a possible challenge when The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre contacted him last night.