Golding defends party’s new candidate selection process

Opposition leader and President of the People’s National Party, (PNP), Mark Golding has sought to defend the party’s new candidate selection process and has urged party members to remain united.

This after Member of Parliament for South East St. Ann, Lisa Hanna, who is not seeking re-election, took issue with the process by which her successor is being selected.

Ms. Hanna wants the delegates of the constituency to decide who will represent the PNP in that seat.

However, the party’s executive has implemented a new selection process, which sees constituents voting for the candidate of their choice.

In a social media post last week, Ms. Hanna criticized the PNP for deviating from its constitution and urged the delegates of South East St. Ann to stand their ground.

Speaking during a national executive council meeting in St. James on Sunday, Mr. Golding explained that the new selection process would see the party winning more seats.

He urged PNP members to remain united.


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