Julian Robinson confirms his pending departure as PNP Gen Sec
People’s National Party (PNP) General Secretary Julian Robinson has announced that he will be demitting the post in November.
Robinson said in a statement on Monday that he informed the National Executive Council (NEC) of his decision to demit office as general secretary at its next meeting in November.
He said since his entry into public life, he has operated on the principles of accountability, transparency and a commitment to good governance. Accountability, he added, presently requires his separation from the role of the party’s general secretary.
“The general election results were disappointing for the party, and while there will be an assessment done by an appraisal committee, as a key member of the leadership of the party, I am accepting responsibility. That does not mean accepting blame for everything that happened,” said Robinson in the statement.
“The timing of my departure allows the new president of the party an opportunity to shape his or her own leadership team,” added Robinson.
He said he would continue as member of parliament (MP) for South East St Andrew and as a spokesman for the party in holding the government accountable.
“For the rest of my tenure, I will work to ensure that the leadership transition is done in a smooth and efficient manner that preserves unity in the party,” stated Robinson.
He said he does not intend to pursue any other position in the party at this time.
Robinson concluded, “As someone who has committed my life to the advancement and upliftment of the Jamaican people, I will continue to work relentlessly to achieve this goal.”