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New PNP Gen Sec, officers to decide on timeline for Portia's successor

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:18 PM
PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson

New People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson says the officers of the party will now meet to determine a timeline for the holding of a special delegates conference to name Portia Simpson Miller’s successor.

He says a meeting will be called shortly to determine when the conference will be held. However, he says it was unlikely that the conference would be held before year end.

Robinson says he will be meeting with several divisions the PNP now holds, but could have lost in the November 28 Local Government elections, as his first order of business as general secretary.

He says the party's priority will be to reinforce its advantage, while ensuring that there is a functioning political organisation in the divisions and constituencies that it no longer controls. Robinson says early next year the party will outline, in more detail, its organisational priorities.

He says the recommendations of the Appraisal Committee that reviewed the party's performance in the February 25 parliamentary elections will be implemented and says he will be meeting with the implementation committee this week.