Tuesday 24 November, 2020

PHOTOS: Mark Golding nominated and 'ready to unite PNP'

PNP presidential candidate Mark Golding (centre) elbow bumps a supporter. Golding's friend, former Central Manchester MP Peter Bunting (right) shares in the occasion. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

PNP presidential candidate Mark Golding (centre) elbow bumps a supporter. Golding's friend, former Central Manchester MP Peter Bunting (right) shares in the occasion. (Photos: Marlon Reid)

It is officially a two-horse race for the presidency of the People’s National Party (PNP) as Mark Golding was nominated at the PNP headquarters at Old Hope Road in St Andrew on Friday.

The heavy rainfall did not damper the excitement as the South St Andrew Member of Parliament entered the facility with a vociferous throng of supporters. He was officially nominated at approximately 12pm, after going through the process, including paying the $100,000 fee.

"We look forward to ... success on the seventh of November so that we can begin the process of reunification of the party and the rebuilding of the party, to make it strong and ready to resume its noble mission in Government," Golding said.

Mark Golding Nomination PNP Presidential Race

He now joins South East St Ann Member of Parliament, Lisa Hanna as the two candidates who have entered the race to take over from Dr Peter Phillips as president, when the delegates of the party cast their ballots on November 7. Hanna was nominated on Wednesday.

The victor will become the party’s sixth president, after Norman Manley and his son Michael Manley; Percival James (PJ) Patterson; Portia Simpson Miller and Phillips.

The PNP presidential race has been in the national spotlight since Phillips indicated his intention to step down after the party's landslide defeat to the Jamaica Labour Party in the September 3 General Elections.

At Golding's nomination on Friday, he received support from close friend and business partner Peter Bunting, campaign director Angela Brown-Burke and other senior Comrades on his team who gathered at the nearby Unity Church before making the trek together to the PNP headquarters to complete the nomination process.

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