Ditch PNP head now

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDITOR, Sir: THE PEO­PLE’S Na­tional Party lost the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions be­cause its sup­port­ers seek to silently scream the need for a new party pres­i­dent.

Por­tia Simp­son-Miller is an ex­cel­lent politi­cian. She is for the peo­ple, and I com­mend her in that re­gard. She is, how­ever, a ter­ri­ble leader.

Her lan­guage and deco­rum are ab­so­lutely un­ac­cept­able. Madam Party Pres­i­dent is noth­ing short of a tick­ing time bomb. We the sup­port­ers have been through enough em­bar­rass­ment with her. She has done her time.

Peo­ple in the party have be­come so afraid to voice their opin­ions, afraid to speak out. Ja­maica has be­come a coun­try of sick­en­ing crime and vi­o­lence sim­ply be­cause of peo­ple bul­ly­ing each other to keep quiet, which goes hand in hand with the ‘in­forma fi dead’ men­tal­ity. Now if a fel­low Com­rade thought it was okay to im­me­di­ately bash me for my opin­ion, why then wouldn’t it be okay for a man with a gun to shoot me for speak­ing about some­thing I may have seen?

Now if a child fails at his/her goal, his/her par­ents are held ac­count­able. If a com­pany fails, its CEO and man­age­ment team are held ac­count­able. If a team of foot­ball play­ers fail, their coach is held ac­count­able.

If a stu­dent fails, the teacher is held ac­count­able. Why then isn’t Mrs Simp­son Miller held ac­count­able for the down­fall of the PNP?

How many times will we hang our heads in shame af­ter she hu­mil­i­ates us with her lack of knowl­edge?

It is true that a lot of weed­ing out needs to be done within the party.

My party needs to be torn apart and put back to­gether. But we need to start at the head. DANIELLE KELLY danielle.m.kelly@live.com

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