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Take back the party - Bruce Golding

Published:Wednesday | October 13, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chapleton, Clarendon:

Prime Minister Bruce Golding on Sunday urged Labourities to take back the party in their hands and protect the gains they have made in bringing forth unity.

The prime minister made his statement after hinting at possible disunity within the party.

"When you come to conference next month, take your party in your hands and you protect the gains that we have fought so hard to win," Golding said during a constituency conference in North Central Clarendon.

Ensuring harmony

The prime minister noted that the party could not allow disunity to cause them to lose all the gains they have made since he took over leadership of the party five years ago. He added that it was up to the delegates to ensure that harmony is maintained.

Golding gave no hint as to whether he would be resigning as leader of the party any time soon. The prime minister also steered clear of mentioning the impending general-secretary battle between Daryl Vaz and Karl Samuda.

He was vigorously defended by the five Jamaica Labour Party members of parliament from Clarendon - Pearnel Charles, Mike Henry, Rudyard Spencer, Laurie Broderick and Michael Stern - along with several councillors who spoke to the Labourites at Chapelton All-Age School.

- Jermaine Francis