Phillips says there was no deal with Bunting
Prospective People’s National Party (PNP) president Dr Peter Phillips says there was no behind-the-scenes talks with former aspirant Peter Bunting to pull out of the leadership race.
On Monday, Bunting announced that he was withdrawing his intention to run for PNP president because Dr Phillips had majority support.
Speaking yesterday on RJR's Beyond the Headlines, Dr Phillips dismissed suggestions that an accord was reached to allow him to seamlessly replace Portia Simpson Miller as PNP president.
On two previous occasions, Simpson Miller defeated Dr Phillips in internal elections.
Phillips said this time round he thought long and hard before deciding to run for the PNP presidency.
He said he decided to contest because of his desire to serve party and country and because of the overwhelming support of delegates.