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Phillips submits application for PNP president post

Published:Wednesday | February 8, 2017 | 12:22 PM
Peter Phillips (centre) receives his receipt from Julian Robinson after submitting his application for president of the PNP at the party headquarters on Hope Road in Kingston.

A large crowd greeted Dr Peter Phillips at the People’s National Party’s (PNP) headquarters in St Andrew this morning as he submitted his application for president of the party.

Phillips, who paid his nomination fee by manager's cheque, is expected to go uncontested for the seat.

He received endorsements from several senior PNP members including Fitz Jackson, Phillip Paulwell, Dr Dayton Campbell, and Damion Crawford.

In giving their backing to Dr Phillips, they said the former finance minister is the best person at this time to lead the party as it seeks to further unite.

Phillips told the gathering that he’s committed to rebuilding the party and leading a strong PNP back into Government.

He also praised outgoing president Portia Simpson Miller for her contribution to the PNP and Jamaica.

Simpson Miller is not seeking re-election and last week indicated that she will resign as Leader of the Opposition by April 2.

Nominations for PNP president opened on Monday and will close on Friday.