(Jamaica Observer) KINGSTON, Jamaica — Forty-five-year-old Lisa Rene Hanna is now officially a candidate to contest the November 7 election to replace Dr Peter Phillips as president of the People’s National Party (PNP).
Hanna was nominated a short while ago at the PNP’s Old Hope Road, St Andrew headquarters.
After submitting her nomination form with an endorsement from the required number of paid-up PNP members, Hanna’s $100,000 nomination fee was handed over by her colleague Member of Parliament Mikael Phillips.
Hanna later told journalists that she is confident of victory.
“I’m confident, but I am also humbled because this is a position that is not to be taken lightly,” said Hanna.
“I think every Jamaican needs to understand that at this moment in our history our leaders have to be responsible, courageous, confident and compassionate. So, while I am confident, it is not lost on me that I will be leading at a very critical time in our nation’s history,” she added.