Presidential challenger, Peter Bunting, says he’ll not be walking away from the People’s National Party, despite his defeat in Saturday’s internal presidential run-off.

The directorate of Mr. Bunting’s, Rise United Team says they’re open to working with Dr. Phillips’ One PNP team going forward.

And the Central Manchester Member of Parliament says his narrow defeat is vindication that he was right in challenging for leadership of the party.

Stevian Simmonds reports.

Despite the narrow defeat, Peter Bunting, says he remains committed and ready to contribute to the PNP.

Mr. Bunting says the fact that he gained almost 50 percent of delegates’ votes legitimized his leadership challenge.

Meanwhile, the Rise United Campaign Chairman, Dr. Angela Brown Burke says the Bunting team, is ready and waiting to discuss taking the PNP forward with Dr. Phillips.