Charles Snr. Apologizes after Constituents’ Protest at Nomination Day


Outgoing Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon, Pearnel Charles Senior is apologising to Jamaica Labour Party, JLP, Leader Andrew Holness.

Mr. Charles appeared on Nationwide this morning and said sorry to Prime Minister Honless for an incident in Clarendon earlier this week.

During the incident some placard-bearing, green clad supporters displayed their disapproval to news that government Senator, Robert Morgan, may become the JLP’s standard-bearer in North Central Clarendon.

The incident took place while Prime Minister Holness led a JLP team during nomination day activities where Mr. Charles’ son Pearnel Charles Jr. was nominated as JLP candidate.

Mr Charles says he’s embarrassed about what happened.

Nationwide News understands that Senator Morgan was confirmed on Monday by the JLP Standing Committee as its candidate elect for North Central Clarendon.

Mr. Charles Senior says he’s giving his full support to anyone the party selects to represent the constituency.

The elder Charles declined to give a direct answer when asked specifically whether he’d support Senator Morgan.

 Mr. Charles declined to give an exact time-frame for when he’ll be leaving representational politics.

However he reiterated he’ll not be contesting another general election.

Pearnel Charles Senior, Outgoing Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon speaking on Nationwide this morning with Abka Fitz-Henley and Tyesha Turner.

In 2018, Tauna won the UNICEF Media Award for Excellence in Reporting on Children’s Rights. She graduated from CARIMAC in 2015 and joined NNN in 2016. Since then, she’s covered several high-profile court cases including the X6 murder trial, the police death squad trial and is currently covering the Uchence Wilson Gang trial. Thomas is the Producer of Talking History heard on Nationwide Radio every Saturday.

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