- Jan 29, 2013
Michelle O'Neill to go head-to-head with O'Dowd in battle for Sinn Fein leadership - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill has confirmed she will go head-to-head with John O'Dowd in a battle for the deputy leadership of the party.
MLA John O'Dowd has confirmed that he intends to challenge SF Vice-president Michelle O'Neill at the coming Ard Fheis.
IMO as an outsider, Mr O'Dowd is a much better person for this position.
Mrs O'Neill seemed to be chosen from behind the scenes when there were more capable and able people within SF at the time.
She comes across as robotic and coached in many of her media appearances.
O'Dowd comes across as better informed and more personable.
Some think he hasn't a hope but fair play to him for doing this if it is genuine.
I wish him all the best. It would only help SF if he succeeds.