Nationwide News understands that PNP President Portia Simpson Miller summoned key loyalists on the weekend, as she deliberates the future leadership of the PNP.

Sources say during the meeting, it was examined whether there’s a possibility that Simpson Miller may be challenged at the party’s annual conference in September.

It’s understood that an Opposition Senator regarded in PNP circles as a strong Simpson Miller loyalist and a few senior members of the PNP were in attendance.

Also reportedly discussed at the meeting was how a recent statement by Central Manchester MP, Peter Bunting, should be interpreted.

Bunting was questioned last week about whether he has an interest in the job of PNP President.

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Peter Bunting, former PNP General Secretary and Member of Parliament for Central Manchester speaking with Nationwide’s Abka Fitz-Henley while he made his way into the party’s Old Hope Road Headquarters last week.

It’s understood that Mr. Bunting’s declaration has raised concern in some sections of the Simpson Miller camp.

Finance Minister Dr. Peter Phillips is also reportedly said to be keeping a close eye on developments concerning the leadership of the PNP.

PNP insiders say Phillips had initially told key supporters that he’s not minded to mount a third challenge for the top job.

However, Dr. Phillips is reportedly being urged to reconsider by some of his key supporters who’ve been reacting to Peter Bunting’s stated intention to seek the Presidency at the appropriate time.

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