JUST IN: Bunting, Golding Offer To Resign From Spokespersons Council


Nationwide News understands that defeated PNP Presidential candidate, Peter Bunting, has written PNP President, Dr. Peter Phillips, and offered his resignation from the opposition council of spokespersons.

Bunting is the Opposition Spokesman on Industry, Commerce and Competitiveness.

The Central Manchester MP’s move to offer his resignation from the Phillips-led Council of Spokespersons comes as the fall out intensifies from his  76-vote defeat to Dr. Phillips in the PNP Presidential election on Saturday.

Sources in the PNP leadership ranks say Mr. Bunting wrote the PNP President last night.

The Central Manchester MP congratulated Phillips on his victory.

Bunting told the PNP President that he’s offering his resignation to give Phillips a free hand to shape a new Council of Spokespersons.

It’s not immediately clear whether Dr. Phillips will accept Mr. Bunting’s resignation.

Calls placed to both Phillips and Mr. Bunting this morning were not answered.

Mr. Bunting’s move to offer his resignation comes following Dr. Dayton Campbell’s decision to resign from the Council of Spokespersons.

Campbell was Bunting’s Campaign Manager during the sometimes fractious and heated leadership contest in which Phillips emerged victorious.

Bunting’s Campaign Chairman and Opposition Spokesman Finance, Mark Golding, is confirming word reaching our news center that he’s also offered to resign from the Council of Spokespersons.

Mr. Golding says he wrote Dr. Phillips and offered to step down as Opposition Spokesman on Finance.

Golding says his letter to Dr. Phillips was guided by principle.

Mark Golding, Opposition Spokesman on Finance speaking this morning with Nationwide News.

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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