Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Responds to ‘Poor Leadership’ Critics
People’s National Party (PNP) president, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has rejected claims that a lack of leadership is to be blamed for the problems now bedeviling the party.
Addressing the annual conference of her South West St Andrew constituency Sunday evening, Simpson Miller pointed to claims where some political analysts claimed a leadership vacuum in the PNP was the reason for the increasingly bitter contests for the right to represent the party in some seats in the next general elections.
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“I hear them say that I am missing in action, all who say that I am missing in action, why them never say the same thing when the JLP (Jamaica Labour Party) having their problems. I don’t have any problems in my party, I am the leader and I lead from in front, not behind,” declared Simpson Miller.
With embattled candidates Raymond Pryce, Damion Crawford, Lisa Hanna and Patrick Atkinson, behind her on the stage, Simpson Miller argued that the challenges are part of the democratic process in the PNP.
According to Simpson Miller, anyone who thinks she is missing in action needs to have their heads examined.
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