Phillips Says He’s Not Daunted By Bunting’s Bid For PNP President

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PNP President, Dr Peter Phillips, says he’s not daunted by Peter Bunting’s announcement that he’ll be challenging for the presidency of the 81-year-old organization.

In a statement on Sunday, Dr. Phillips said the impending challenge to his leadership by Mr.  Bunting clearly demonstrates that the democratic tradition of the PNP remains vibrant.

Dr. Phillips says the challenge must ultimately be seen as an indication that comrades at all levels remain passionate about the party.

The PNP president says his dedication to the party is evident over many years in his various roles as General Secretary, Vice President and Campaign Director.

Dr. Phillips says he’s steered the PNP to many victories.

The embattled PNP President says he’s glad for what he’s describing as the expressed support of the party’s delegates.

Dr. Phillips says he’s also receiving support from the parliamentary and leadership groups of the PNP, as well as Jamaicans from all walks of life.

According to Dr. Phillips, he wants to assure his supporters that he will not allow the challenge to endanger the viability of the PNP or its commitment to the Jamaican people. Dr. Phillips says he wants the PNP to settle the leadership issue in a timely manner.

On Saturday night, Mr. Bunting announced his intention to challenge Dr. Phillips.



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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