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Supporters of Angela insist PNP needs woman in the hierarchy

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 10:03 PM
Dr Angela Brown Burke is greeted by fellow Comrade and People's National Party (PNP) vice presidential contender Dr Fenton Ferguson at a constituency conference in East Central St Andrew this evening.

Romario Scott, Gleaner Writer

Supporters of People's National Party( PNP) vice presidential contender Dr Angela Brown Burke are insisting that a woman is needed in the leadership of the party to represent the interest of women.

Speaking with The Gleaner at a party rally in East Central Andrew, the constituency of PNP President Dr Peter Phillips, the supporters of Brown Burke argue that the PNP could cannot afford to abandon what they describe as the culture of having women in the leadership of the party.

"It would be a shame if they did not give a woman leadership in the PNP. Woman nuff in the PNP and we want to see woman in big position," Dooreen, who describes herself a strong supporter of Brown Burke, said.

"Angela is a good woman, a strong woman and she is the future of the PNP and election day we are going to see if the rest of Comrades really say 'woman'," another chimed in to say, as Brown Burke entered a jam-packed auditorium at the Tarrant High School.

"We can't say woman time only when Portia [Simpson Miller] is there. We have to say woman now and woman forever," she insisted.

For the last 40 years, the PNP has had at least one woman forming the second tier leadership of the party.

Brown Burke, along with Damion Crawford, Dr Fenton Ferguson, Dr Wykham McNeill, Phillip Paulwell and Mikael Phillips will be contending for the four vice presidential spots come Saturday.

All six of them addressed Comrades tonight as they enter the final stretch of their campaigns.