A fierce political battle for the leadership of the People’s National Party (PNP) between front runners Mark Golding and Lisa Hanna got under way on Sunday, with November 7 set for the climactic run-off for presidency of the deeply divided 82-year-old party.
Amid fracas on the inside of the PNP’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Sunday, the two emerged from the caucus with chanting crowds and early supporters drawing battle lines.
Hanna, the outgoing treasurer of the PNP, told The Gleaner that she will fight for the presidency as she was out to protect the legacy of the party.
“I’m a warrior. I’m a front-line girl and a girl that when it comes to standing on the front line for Jamaican people, that’s me,” Hanna said as she exited the conference centre flanked by supporters.