Lisa Hanna, presidential candidate in the upcoming People’s National Party (PNP) internal elections, has assured outgoing leader Dr Peter Phillips that she will propel the organisation forward once elected on Saturday, November 7.
Hanna, who sat with Dr Phillips earlier on Sunday (November 1), said she loved Phillips deeply as a friend and mentor that guided her on a colourful political journey.
“The respect and love I have for [Comrade] Peter Phillips is indescribable. Since my sojourn in politics I’ve learnt so much from him,” she began.
“Since he became [PNP] leader he has been my present mentor, advisor, confidante and friend. Now that I have embarked on this journey, I went and sat with him for his guidance,” Hanna added.
Hanna further hailed Dr Phillips for his contribution to both party and country, giving her assurance the PNP would be in safe hands should be become the sixth president.
“Thank you my Comrade Leader for your contribution to the PNP and Jamaica. We are a better country and party because of your invaluable support and dedication. I promise you to take our great party forward—As we #BringBackDiLove,” she contended.
Among the issues discussed with Dr Phillips, Hanna indicated that through her ‘The Way Forward’ plan she wants to tackle “apathy present in our Jamaican young people and how to get them motivated and inspired to believe in Jamaica and the People’s National Party.”
She further lauded her predecessor for ‘protecting and supporting’ immediate past prime minister and PNP leader Portia Simpson Miller.
PNP delegates will decide, come Saturday, November 7, between Lisa Hanna and Mark Golding who will be the next president of the 82-year-old party.