PNP scolds Blythe for claiming Portia 'sick'
The People's National Party (PNP) is condemning what it calls the unethical and false comments made by leadership aspirant Dr Karl Blythe regarding the health of the president Portia Simpson Miller and is demanding that he withdraws them and apologise.
Last night, Blythe said based on his observation of Simpson Miller in two television interviews, she is not well.
The PNP says Blythe has not personally examined the Simpson Miller in the capacity of a medical doctor and therefore it is reckless for him to make any declaration on her health.
"His unethical and damaging utterances are unfounded and constitute a violation of good and decent medical standards especially as he is the candidate opposing our Leader," said a PNP spokesperson in a statement this evening.
The party says Blythe's conduct is not the PNP's standard and his "personal attack" is a violation of the rules established for internal campaigns.
The PNP reiterated its "full confidence" in the capacity of Simpson Miller's who it says successfully led Jamaica through its worst economic crises and who through her influence saw the visit of three G7 leaders in 2015.
The PNP has also addressed Blythe's decision to withdrawing his request for a debate saying he should recall that she faced two former Prime Minister and the current Prime Minister had displayed stellar representation of Jamaica as Prime Minister all over the world.