Jamaica News: PNP Supporters in the South East St Ann Constituency represented by Lisa Hanna have written an “Open Letter” to her accusing her of divisive behaviour, several disputes, and dismal performance in the Constituency.
The letter comes as Ms Hanna seeks to become the leader of the People’s National Party in elections set for November 7.
The long letter made available to the media sets out several events in which the writers claim that Ms. Hanna took action that undermined the success of Councillors in the Constituency and that failed to support former Prime Minister and then PNP Leader Portia Simpson Miller. It was Mrs Simpson Miller who placed Ms. Hanna in the then safe seat.
They detail disputes with Ms. Hanna and point to her narrow win in the September 3 General Elections.
Pointing to election victories between 1944 and 1997 in St Ann South East where the candidates polled 70% of the votes, the critics of Ms. Hanna said “You have brought it down to polling 17% of voters on the list and reduced the safest PNP seat to a marginal constituency. “
The letter was released Sunday, October 18, the same day Mark Golding launched his campaign for Presidency of the PNP, also being contested by Hanna.
The letter writers said: “We wait patiently for you to explain your dismal performance as MP of South East St Ann to the party that you would like to lead.”