03 Apr Dr. Peter Phillips worships at St. Andrew Parish Church
The new leader of the People’s National Party and his family joined the congregants of the St. Andrew Parish Church on Sunday, April 2, 2017 for worship ahead of his big day when he will take the oath of office as Opposition Leader. Dr. Peter Phillips will be sworn in on Monday, April 3, 2017, following the resignation of former Prime Minister and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller.
Amid much applause, he entered the Church, where he was joined by his son and Parliamentary colleague, Mikael Phillips; along with other members of the PNP top brass, including General Secretary Julian Robinson. The Member of Parliament from for the constituency of St. Andrew East Central, in which the Parish Church is situated, became by acclamation the fifth President of the People’s National Party in its long and rich 78 year history. He follows in the footsteps of Norman Manley, the Party’s Founding President, whose son Michael Manley would follow him, then Percival James Patterson and most recently, Jamaica’s first female Political Party Leader, President and Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller.
Peter Phillips is set to receive his instrument of office as Opposition Leader today, Monday April 3, 2017 from Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, at a ceremony scheduled at Kings House.