Golding, Hanna profess they would work together despite outcome of election

Latest News

Golding, Hanna profess they would work together despite outcome of election

Monday, October 19, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!


KINGSTON, Jamaica— Both candidates for the People's National Party's (PNP's) top job, Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna, have openly declared that they intend to support each other in spite of the outcome of the party's impending internal election.

The two are vying for presidency of the PNP and the title of Leader of the Opposition.

In separate interviews with the Observer earlier today to articulate their reasons for running and reasons delegates should choose them, the candidates both said party unity was paramount.

Asked if she would be willing to have Golding as spokesman on finance if she were to win, Hanna answered in the affirmative.

“I wouldn't have a problem reappointing Mark as spokesperson of finance at all. I think he has served well. I served with Mark in Cabinet as well and I think he has been a good Opposition spokesperson on finance and I think he would make a good finance minister,” she said.

Golding, meanwhile, when asked if he would be willing to serve in the party's leadership were he to lose, said: “I expect at this point to be elected president, but I certainly would serve whoever is the leader of the party going forward.”

“I'm a party man; I'm a loyal member of the People's National Party. I believe in the mission of the party and I believe that Jamaica needs to see the party be strong and deliver on our historic mission,” he added.

The election is scheduled for November 7 and arose out of the resignation of Dr Peter Phillips.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaper-login


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT