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PNP stalwart Phillips calls for end to character assassination in party

Published:Monday | September 5, 2016 | 9:19 AM
Dr Peter Phillips

People’s National Party (PNP) stalwart, Dr Peter Phillips has told warring comrades of the opposition PNP to stop the character assassination of each other as they are destroying the fabric of the party which so many before have sacrificed everything to build.

Phillips was speaking at his St Andrew East Central constituency conference at Jascisera Park last night.

He bashed the comrades who have been airing the party’s business in public following the report of the party's treasurer Norman Horne, which accused some cabinet ministers from the former administration of siphoning off funds earmarked for the February 2015 General Election.

In an uncharacteristically impassioned plea, Phillips called for comrades to stop tearing down the party of Norman and Michael Manley, P.J. Patterson and Portia Simpson Miller.

Phillips specifically pointed fingers at those whom he said were assassinating the character of the current leader.

 

Member of Parliament for St Andrew East Central, Dr Peter Phillips

Meanwhile, Simpson Miller acknowledged that comrades have not always agreed on the leadership, which is why the party has internal elections.

However, the PNP president said there was no force strong enough to break up the party.

 

PNP President, Portia Simpson Miller