Despite an internal presidential contest scheduled for September, the People's National Party (PNP) has claimed that it would still be ready if a snap general election is called.
In an interview with RJR News, PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson said the leadership race has not derailed the party's readiness for a general election.
"The party has had internal contests, we have been able to bounce back well from them and I don't see this being any different. So, we are prepared, we have our candidates in place, we have been doing the political work leading up to this contest and we continue to do so," he suggested.
Mr. Robinson refuted allegations of a rift in the party ahead of September's leadership race, noting that the challenge is a contest and that is "the nature of democracy."
"Obviously, it's important that there be a process of reconciliation and healing after the contest. But what we have done, we have put in place processes from now, including the monitoring committee, to monitor things that are being said and being done to ensure that they (the candidates) remain in line," he said.