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Vice presidency, other posts also up for grabs in NDP elections

The result of the upcoming presidential race in the National Democratic Party (NDP) is what political observers are eager to see when the party hosts its biennial Convention on June 23. However, the NDP has announced a number of other internal posts that will be up for grabs.

NDP candidates will also be contesting the offices of vice president, secretary, deputy secretary, treasurer, deputy treasurer, chaplain, chairman of the youth movement, and chairperson of the women’s association.

A media release from the party said the upcoming elections are an extension of the internal elections that were held on February 6 when Troy Christopher and Dr Michael Turnbull were voted in as Chairman and Deputy Chairman, respectively.

Constitutional changes: name swap 

Other businesses scheduled for the June 23 Convention include a motion to amend the party’s internal Constitution.

“One amendment being proposed for ratification is that of an exchange of titles and not roles of the President, Vice President, Chairman, and Deputy Chairman,” the NDP said.

Once the amendment is approved, the President and Vice-president will be referred to as ‘Chairman’ and ‘Deputy Chairman’, respectively, while and the Chairman and Deputy Chairman will be referred to as ‘President’ and ‘Vice President’, respectively.

While commenting on the upcoming Convention/election, Deputy Chairman Turnbull said: “The future of the party is bright and the emergence of potential leaders is emblematic of the enthusiasm and passion needed to lead our party for another twenty years.”

Education Minister Myron Walwyn is one of the confirmed candidates for the leadership of the NDP.

And while there has been no official confirmation from any other presidential candidates, political observers suspect Premier Dr D Orlando Smith will be moving for re-election as head of the party.

It is said Health Minister Ronnie Skelton and Deputy Premier Kedrick Pickering are also eyeing the top position.

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  1. scam says:

    Does it matter? They are all looking after self

    • Hmmmm says:

      You know of anyone that’s not for him or herself? The sad reality and FACT is that most people upset about Government or politicians is because of something that didn’t go their way.

  2. No nonsense says:

    B—- head is not to b trusted with that position.

  3. No nonsense says:

    Just because the minister of Education could not put his hands on ————-
    and do as he like. He —- the —– to ——— schools. Is this the man we still want to run our affairs??? Hell no!! This is thing to march for….

  4. Interesting says:

    So the Smith is expected to run? And all these guys want his position? Well we long now see that the “all the way” campaign didn’t mean the party was together. They all feel they can do better. Well once they don’t elect the ———– minister they should be OK. A man who is too power hungry is scary

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