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Stop fighting for positions PNP MP tells comrades

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 7:16 PM
According to Dr Campbell, persons in the PNP seeking office should put their personal interest aside for the better of the party.

Member of Parliament for St Ann North West, Dr Dayton Campbell, says there is too much fighting for positions in the People’s National Party (PNP).

According to Dr Campbell, persons in the party seeking office should put their personal interest aside for the better of the PNP.

He says instead of fighting for positions persons should take on the fight of uniting the PNP and the mission of moving Jamaica forward.

There has been tension in the PNP since it was ousted from office in the February 25 General Election.

Some in the party have blamed senior members for election loss and have been making repeated calls for resignations and renewal in the PNP.

However, the St Ann North West MP says the PNP needs to stop the quarrelling and unite.

 

Campbell was speaking at PNP’s Grandville Divisional Conference in Granville, St James on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Campbell indicated that he will back Dr Peter Phillips for party president if and when he decides to go for the top job in the PNP.

There were speculations that Phillips would seek to run as president.

However, Phillips has since indicated that he would allow party president Portia Simpson Miller to set her own timetable for departure.

Phillips has twice been defeated by Simpson Miller in contests for the presidency of the PNP.

Simpson Miller was yesterday nominated as president for the 10th year.