South East St. Andrew Member of Parliament, Julian Robinson, is the General Secretary-designate of the Opposition PNP.

The affable 44-year old former State Minister was nominated for the post yesterday by PNP President Portia Simpson Miller.

Mrs. Simpson Miller nominated Mr. Robinson shortly after Paul Burke indicated that he will resign as General Secretary effective Sunday November 27.

Mr. Burke gave the indication during yesterday’s meeting of the PNP National Executive Council, NEC.

Our sources say prior to Mr. Robinson’s nomination, PNP veteran Dr. DK Duncan, had attempted to move a resolution to have Mr. Burke remain as General Secretary.

However that attempt was reportedly shot down by the NEC.

Mr. Burke told a media briefing shortly after the NEC that he intends to spend his final few weeks in the job to prepare the PNP for the upcoming Local Government election.

The outgoing PNP General Secretary says he expects the Local Government election to be held within the next two months.

Meantime ..Long serving PNP Chairman, Robert Pickersgill, was returned to the post during the NEC meeting which took place at the Hotel Versalles in Clarendon.

Mr. Pickersgill has been PNP Chairman for over 24 years.

Anthony Hylton was reappointed as his deputy.

Pickersgill also addressed the media shortly after the meeting of the NEC.

Mr. Pickersgill said the enormous support his re-election bid received was embarrassing.

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