The people want a Peter 'TOSH'

The people want a Peter 'TOSH'

Monday, June 17, 2019

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Dear Editor,

Majority of the logical set of Jamaican people are adamant that Peter Bunting's decision to contest the leadership of the People's National Party (PNP) is narrow-minded.

Regardless of the PNP's loss in the last two by-elections, there is no justification for what is essentially a coup d'etat in the party before the general election, which is constitutionally due in 2021.

I have decided to dub Peter Bunting as our Jamaican version of Peter Pan, as similar traits of this fairy tale exemplifi Peter Bunting's selfish desire for leadership.

First, the 80-year-old PNP tried with Dr Shane Alexis, who was not a Jamaican then, and with Damion Crawford, who wanted every seventh grader to become a goat farmer. They both lost.

It all sounds like a fictional novel written by political theorists that are trying to fabricate truth to mould a political fairy tale. This reality in the PNP seems surreal to some and somewhat comical to others.

The best image for the PNP to build at this epoch is one that portrays togetherness (T), optimism (O), strength (S), and hopefulness (H), and not an image of partisanship (P), anarchism (A), narrow-mindedness (N).

Peter Bunting should strive to be a Peter “TOSH” and not a Peter “PAN”.

That's the Peter the people want.

Gavin Omar Dixon

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