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Comrades vocal during private session of PNP conference

Published:Sunday | September 18, 2016 | 9:03 PM
Former Peoples' National Party (PNP) president and prime minister, P.J. Patterson, arrives at the J.C. Auditorium in St Andrew this afternoon.

There is an air of expectation at Jamaica College where comrades are now gathered for the final day of the People's National Party (PNP's) annual conference.

During the private session delegates are making spirited submissions from the floor. Among the concerns from the delegates are the silence of the party's spokespersons, the failure of the disciplinary committee to act against those who fail to toe the line and the lack of support for "foot soldiers" while the PNP formed the government.

The first spark of excitement came when PJ Patterson,  the PNP's most successful president, arrived at the Old Hope Road-based institution.

With comrades shouting "PJ,  PJ", Patterson entered the auditorium where he is expected to address the public session that was expected to start about 4 p.m.

The highlight of that session will be the address by Portia Simpson Miller who was returned as president yesterday‎, beating Dr Karl Blythe.