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Connoly Black ratified as PNPYO president

Published:Monday | January 23, 2017 | 1:57 AM

The People's National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) has ratified Connoly Black as its new president.

Black, a law student at University of the West Indies was appointed interim president in December when Andrae Blair resigned.

Blair was forced to step aside after he released a statement that PNP president Portia Simpson Miller should step down.

However, that was not the position of the entire PNPYO executive and so with the disagreement Blair decided to step aside.

At a PNPYO National Council Meeting on Saturday at the party's headquarters, Black received 30 votes to be confirmed president.

There were 15 votes against her with two spoiled ballots.

However, it's understood that representatives from regions five and six were not allowed to vote because they arrived late.

With Black's ratification as PNPYPO president, her previous substantive post of vice-president is now vacant.

The post of treasurer also remains vacant almost two years after a no-confidence motion was moved against Marvin Clarke.