Kingston, Jamaica (McN) – Jamaica’s opposing government party, People’s National Party (PNP) is set to get a new president on April 2, when current leader Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller steps down from the party’s leadership.
TVJ reporter Vashan Brown asked PNP’s Simpson-Miller if she was pushed out of the leadership of the party, she responded with five resounding “no, no, no, no, no.”
When asked about her plans after stepping down as the PNP leader, Miller replied,
“No can’t tell you yet“
Portia Simpson-Miller is denying that the PNP party forced her to resign, however, she allegedly advised the People’s National Party’s National Executive Council last weekend to never seek her help to win another General Election.
Reportedly, on last Sunday Miller disclosed at the NEC meeting in Manchester, that there were several members of the party who wanted to see her “go” (from being the party’s leader); and that moves were calculated to facilitate her departure as the head of the party.
SIMPSON MILLER RESIGNATION FIRST ANNOUNCED WITHOUT HER KNOWLEDGE
One move Simpson-Miller reportedly pointed to was a premature announcement which she did not authorize, about her intended leave. It is reported that the announcement was made without her prior knowledge.