Former president of the Senate Floyd Morris today suggested that People’s National Party (PNP) President Portia Simpson Miller was forced out by persons she brought into the party.
“It hurt my heart to see how the Comrade leader was treated, even by some of the people she brought into this movement,” Morris said as he addressed Sunday’s meeting of the PNP’s National Executive Council at Cedar Grove Academy school in St Catherine.
His comments came after Simpson Miller told NEC members that she would not seek another term as PNP president next September.
Morris said Simpson Miller had indicated that she would steer the party through last Monday’s local government elections.
“We should never have treated her that way. All we had to do was wait,” he said to loud applause.
I feel it to the bottom of my heart,” the former senator continued.
Morris paid tribute to Simpson Miller and outgoing PNP General Secretary Paul Burke, saying they have “stood in the gap for this movement.”