People’s National Party Vice President, Dr Wykeham McNeil, is raising concerns about the timing of Peter Bunting’s leadership challenge against PNP President, Dr Peter Phillips.
In announcing his bid to challenge, Mr Bunting says Dr Phillips is not seen as the right person to lead the party at this time.
But, Dr Wykeham McNeil, says Mr Bunting’s timing is unfortunate.
Dr Wykeham McNeil, PNP Vice President and MP for Western Westmoreland.
A comrade from North Central St Catherine, Ricardo James, agrees.
But, Mayor of Mandeville, and Councillor for the Royal Flat Division in Bunting’s Central Manchester constituency, Donovan Mitchell, is not concerned about the timing of the leadership challenge.
Donovan Mitchell, Mayor of Mandeville, and Councillor for the Royal Flat Division in Central Manchester.
In the meantime, Political Commentator, Kevin O’Brien Chang, says several people feel it’s unfair for Dr Phillips to be challenged for the PNP presidency, before first facing the nation in a General Elections.
In the meantime, Public Commentator, Jaevion Nelson, says the move by Mr. Bunting will serve to galvanise the PNP going into a General Elections.
Mr. Nelson says the leadership challenge will also serve to fine tune party operations irregardless of the outcome of the internal exercise.
Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of the West Indies, Damion Gordon, says he expects a keenly-contested leadership battle.
Damion Gordon, Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Government at the UWI.