Sep 25, 2011
Jamaica’s 8th Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, made a shocker of an announcement earlier today at the Jamaica Labour Party’s Central Executive quarterly meeting. He announced at the meeting today, that he will NOT be seeking re-election at the party’s annual general conference (set to happen in November, 2011), and that he will step down as prime minister as soon as a new Jamaica Labour Party leader has been elected at that conference.
A statement was issued today by the Jamaica Labour Party (through Minister of Information, Daryl Vaz), which included the following:
“Golding said he had planned to lead the party into a second term of government and demit office within two years thereafter. He said the challenges of the last four years have taken their toll and it was appropriate now to make way for new leadership to continue the programmes of economic recovery and transformation while mobilising the party for victory in the next general elections.”