Nationwide News understands that Dr. Angela Brown Burke has indicated her intention to the top brass of the Opposition People’s National Party to seek to be elected Party Chairman.
If successful Dr. Brown-Burke will be the first female Chairman of the PNP since it was founded over eight decades ago.
Dr. Brown-Burke is the Member of Parliament for South West St. Andrew and a former PNP Vice Presidential-aspirant.
A PNP Chairman is to be elected in the coming weeks during a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council, NEC.
It’s not immediately clear whether the current acting-PNP Chairman, Horace Dalley, will be contesting for the post.
The post of PNP Chairman became vacant earlier this year when East Kingston Member of Parliament, Phillip Paulwell, resigned from the post.
Paulwell resigned as Chairman amidst an expression of public discord by the then second-tier leadership of the PNP to Mark Golding’s leadership of the party.
The PNP President has since indicated that he’s made moves to heal bitter divisions within the party.