Golding expects no challengers to PNP presidency

ST ANDREW, Jamaica — Mark Golding was nominated for the post of President of the People's National Party (PNP) at the party's headquarters on Old Hope Road in St Andrew on Tuesday (July 5).

So far, only Golding has signaled his intent to be party leader. The nomination process is slated to end on Friday.

Following his nomination, Golding expressed that he anticipated no challenges to his post as leader of the party. Citing his work to bring unity back to the Opposition as one of the main reasons his leadership had not been contested, Golding said he believes he has the full support of all his colleagues.

“I think where we are right now there’s one leader and I have the full support of everybody onboard so I wasn’t anticipating any challenge. I mean the people appreciate the work I have been putting in to bring everybody together which is bearing fruit and I am very happy for the support I am getting from all of my colleagues in the party,” he said.

Nominations were also held for the posts of party vice-presidents. Attorney-at-law, Senator Donna Scott Mottley, Mikael Phillips, Norman Scott, and Ian Hayles have all expressed interest in the positions.

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