Bunting Rejects PNP Plan To Hold Early Delegates Conference


Nationwide News understands that PNP Presidential aspirant, Peter Bunting, has rejected a plan by the party leadership to hold an early special delegates conference ahead of the annual conference to decide on the leadership of the party.

Our sources say Mr. Bunting has told the PNP leadership and secretariat that he will be nominating for the post of President in September when the constitution of the party mandates that the post will be automatically declared vacant.

Bunting is reportedly moving to negate what his team argues may be a plan by the Dr. Phillips’ camp to limit the time he has to reach out to delegates.

However, Phillips’ allies say the early delegates conference is being contemplated to limit the potential of a long and divisive leadership race.

The issue of holding a special conference was reportedly discussed at last night’s meeting of the PNP executive.

Our sources say no final decision has been taken by the secretariat.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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