Duncan replaced Councillor for the Chester Castle Division Wynter McIntosh on Sunday during a PNP constituency conference held at the Sandy Bay Primary and Junior High School in Hanover.
The post was formerly held by Dr Duncan, but was filled by McIntosh who ran in the February 28 General Election and lost to the Jamaica Labour Party’s Dave Brown by 340 votes.
Duncan told constituents that he was accepting the post in order to free McIntosh to launch an effective re-election campaign for Councillor of the Chester Castle Division, a post he has held for two terms.
Councillor McIntosh, who is also Chairman of the Hanover Parish Council and Mayor of Lucea, was re-elected Chairman of the Chester Castle Division, while Hopewell businesswoman Ms. Sharon Taylor was elected councillor-caretaker of the Hopewell Division.
Educator Mrs Andria Dehaney Dinham was elected to serve as Councillor Caretaker for the Sandy Bay Division, replacing Councillor Lloyd Hill who is not eligible for re-election.
Moncrieff Leslie, a former councillor for the Chester Castle division and PNP mayor of Lucea, was elected a Vice Chairman of the Constituency, along with the three divisional chairmen.
Meanwhile, Dr Duncan’s re-election as chairman of Eastern Hanover PNP, is expected to re-energise the PNP base in that constituency and strengthening the party’s preparation for the upcoming local government elections.
In a facebook post, Dr. Duncan said "I was re-elected the constituency chairman for Eastern Hanover by delegates. This does not mean I will be the representative for the next General election. This will allow the former chairman to concentrate on his division for the impending local government elections.
I will continue to mentor the youth while teaching them how to organize and keep engaged. My only agenda is to the Jamaican people. I will continue my weekly meetings with the younger generation imparting my political knowledge and hope that they will teach other young comrades as well the tenets of social justice and equality of opportunity for all Jamaicans."
“We expect that Dr Duncan will hold this position for at least a year, after which the parish council election would have been behind us and then we can put in place another team now for the next political year,” explained Mayor McIntosh.
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