(Jamaica Observer) There are no challengers for the top jobs in the People’s National Party (PNP), paving the way for Mark Golding and his four vice-presidents to be returned unopposed.
When the nomination period closed at midday on Friday, the PNP Secretariat announced that Golding had been nominated unopposed for a third-consecutive term as party president.
Golding emerged victorious, after a bruising contest with Lisa Hanna in 2020, to be crowned the sixth president of the PNP, replacing Dr Peter Phillips who resigned following the party’s crushing 14-49 seat defeat in the general election that year.
Since then, Golding has been returned unopposed.
According to the PNP Secretariat, Golding’s uncontested election “comes at a crucial time for the party as it strives to address the challenges faced by Jamaica and advocate for the needs and aspirations of our citizens”.
In addition to Golding, the party’s four current vice-presidents — Donna Scott-Mottley, Norman Scott, Mikael Phillips, and Ian Hayles — have all been nominated for another term unopposed.