Some opposition MP’s concerned about party’s future

The Secretariat of  the People's National Party (PNP) says that it is not yet in a position to say when it will arrange the meeting being sought by some of  its Parliamentarians to discuss the future of  the political organization.

When contacted last night, PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson said he had nothing to say on the matter at this time.

Yesterday, Radio Jamaica News reported that fifteen PNP Members of  Parliament have written to party president Dr. Peter Phillips complaining of  a lack of  meetings since his illness and calling for urgent talks to discuss the Party's future.

Dr. Phillips has been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer.

In the May 28 letter, a copy which has been obtained by Radio Jamaica News, the MP's said they want Dr. Phillips to meet with the Parliamentary Group before Monday to discuss matters relating to the future of  the Party.

The signatories include Mark Golding, Robert Pickersgill, Angella Brown-Burke, Dayton Campbell, Luther Buchanan and Ian Hayles.

The MP's were supporters of  Peter Bunting who unsuccessfully challenged Dr. Phillips for the PNP Presidency last year.

When Radio Jamaica News contacted Dr. Phillips he confirmed receiving the letter from the Parliamentarians.

In a letter to Mr. Bunting yesterday, the PNP President said COVID 19 restrictions have prevented meetings being held.

Dr. Phillips said he would ask the General Secretary to contact Mr. Bunting to convene an early meeting of  the Parliamentary Group.

However, in a terse response, Mr Bunting argued he was not the coordinator of  the group of  parliamentarians and asked for the Members of  the House of Representatives to be contacted directly.

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