THE EDITOR, Sir:
The race for the top spot in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has indeed been the pot of soup in the media for the past few weeks. It has indeed awakened a lot of us from our political slumber, chief among those Party Leader Andrew Michael Holness, who seemed to have fallen asleep on the job the night the JLP lost the election.
The once laid-back (as they say) Holness now finds himself in the media making comments about every issue there is under the sun. In his phase of enlightenment, Holness has usurped the job of every member of his Shadow Cabinet, it seems, and has taken the reins in finally opposing a government that once slept in a political bed of freshly picked roses.
Why now, Mr Holness? Yes, this vigilance is more than welcome, but it is an indictment against your 'style' of leadership before you were being challenged for the top job. Mr Holness also needs to be careful that he doesn't sell himself as an insecure leader.
This is not the time we want to see a change in your leadership style. You need to show us and prove to us that the leadership style you were practising before the challenge can defeat Mr Shaw internally, and then the 'Poor People Champion', Portia Simpson Miller, in a national election. Or is it that Mr Holness himself is not convinced of his leadership style and its ability to reap any rewards in the area of electoral support?