A group of female leaders in the Opposition People’s National Party, PNP, is declaring their support for Dr. Peter Phillips to remain president of the party.
The group includes three of the four female Opposition Members of Parliament, the two female Opposition Senators, several of female councilors and some caretaker candidates.
According to the statement, Dr. Phillips also has the support of the female Regional Chairmen for Regions three, Sophia Frazer Binns, and Region four, Denise Daley.
Mrs. Frazer Binns says she’s supporting Dr. Phillips because as a mother she believes in his ability to create a bright future for her children.
And Chairman for the party’s Region four, Denise Daley, says there’s no one else she would back as party leader at this time.
Denise Daley, Member of Parliament for Eastern St Catherine and Chairman of the PNP’s Region four.
She was speaking with Nationwide’s Stevian Simmonds.
The women backing Dr. Phillips also include executive members of the party’s Women’s Movement.
Its President, Jennifer Edwards, says she stands with Dr Phillips because he’s the party leader and the Prime Minister that Jamaica needs now.
The women say Dr. Phillips has always respected the role of women in the leadership of the PNP and has ensured that women are at the centre of the formulation of the party’s progressive policies.