The PNP is in absolute chaos. That can only be the way the current fiasco of a leadership challenge is unfolding.
It’s understood that a NEC meeting last night to settle whether or not their will be a special delegates conference in July to elect a new president, descended into pandemonium, when Peter Bunting militantly resisted efforts by the Phillips camp to bring the delegates conference forward.
It’s further understood that Peter Phillips threatened to resign as party leader in order to force a special delegates conference before the party’s annual conference in September. That didn’t go down well with the Bunting camp that accused the Phillips camp of trying to trample the party’s constitution.
One Senator is said to have proposed a compromise in which Phillips would be put on a probationary period in order to stave off a Bunting challenge. That however was vehemently rejected by the Bunting camp.
The meeting got so bad that chairman Fritz Jackson had to call an abrupt end to the meeting. He is said to have told party leader Phillips that at a later date he will inform him of where the majority of the Executive is on his proposal for a special delegates conference.
Anybody for popcorn and Ice cream? Let the war begin.