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Simpson Miller to announce March departure as PNP president

Published:Friday | February 3, 2017 | 2:37 PM
Simpson Miller

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

The Gleaner/Power106 News Centre understands that president of the People's National Party (PNP) Portia Simpson Miller is expected to announce on Sunday that she will demit office at the end of next month.

According to party insiders, Simpson Miller is expected to make the announcement during a meeting of the PNP's National Executive Council (NEC) which is  scheduled to take place at the Hatfield Primary and Junior High School.

PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson  would not confirm that report.

However, he said members of the PNP's NEC will meet in Manchester North West on Sunday.

Robinson said, as is customary, Simpson Miller will address the meeting.

Reports of Simpson Miller's pending announcement comes amid claims that there has been unease among senior members of the PNP over her failure to announce a timetable for her departure as PNP president.

READ: Portia Plans Exit — Simpson Miller stepping down as president of PNP

After more than 40 years as Member of Parliament for St Andrew South West, Simpson Miller, the country's first female prime minister, announced in December that she would not seek another term as party leader.