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PNP presidency nominations open today

Published:Wednesday | July 13, 2016 | 7:38 AM
Portia Simpson Miller jogs across the stage at a PNP rally.

There is still no indication whether anyone will be challenging Portia Simpson Miller for presidency of the People's National Party even as nominations open today.

East Central St Andrew Member of Parliament, Dr Peter Phillips, and Central Manchester MP, Peter Bunting, have both expressed interest in leading the PNP.

However, both men refused to say whether they will actually challenge Simpson Miller who has already revealed that she will again run for the party's top post.

Some members of the PNP, including MP for Kingston East and Port Royal MP, Phillip Paulwell have already voiced their support for Peter Phillips as the likely successor, when Simpson Miller steps aside.

However, others in the party remain tightlipped about who they would favour as president.

Meanwhile, there are six contenders for the four PNP vice-president posts.

Among the contenders are sitting PNP Vice-Presidents Angela Brown Burke, Dr Fenton Ferguson and Noel Arscott and newcomers Lisa Hanna and Dr Wykeham McNeill.

Nominations for the five posts are expected to close at midday next Wednesday.

However, the PNP will not be sure of all the nominees until the elections are held because the party's constitution allows for late nominees to present themselves from the floor of its annual conference scheduled for September.