Phillips commends Bunting for leadership challenge

Peter Bunting (left) and Dr Peter Phillips show unity during PNP’s annual conference on Sunday. (Photo: Contributed)
Peter Bunting (left) and Dr Peter Phillips show unity during PNP’s annual conference on Sunday. (Photo: Contributed)

As the Opposition People’s National Party (PNP) seeks to heal the bitter wounds of division following the acrimonious leadership contest, PNP President Dr Peter Phillips commended challenger Peter Bunting for his performance during the contest two weeks.

During his speech at the public session of the PNP’s annual conference that was held at the National Arena in St Andrew on Sunday Phillips said: “The party has gone through a lot this year.” And, as a result, he said that the PNP is stronger to take on the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

When he saluted Bunting, he signalled Central Manchester Member of Parliament to join him on stage. Both men then joined hands and held them high, as supporters cheered.

Bunting was scheduled to speak at the conference, but at last minute it was disclosed that he would not be addressing the supporters. There were also suggestions that some members of the party were uncomfortable with him speaking at the event.