Former JLP Senator Dennis Meadows, is this afternoon insisting that he wasn’t coerced by any official of the party to withdraw his application, to represent the constituency of West Central St. James.
In a letter to party officials last night, Mr. Meadows says he’s no longer interested in the seat.
His decision comes less than one month after he criticized the JLP Secretariat for allegedly blocking his path to the seat.
It was an angry Dennis Meadows who lashed out at Opposition Senator, Marlene Malahoo-Forte, his reputed rival for the right to represent the JLP in West Central St. James.
Mr. Meadows told our news centre that Senator Malahoo Forte was being forced on the constituents by the JLP Secretariat.
He said that he was still being punished for supporting Audley Shaw in the 2013 leadership election.
But in a media statement last evening, Mr. Meadows withdrew his application.
He says he made the decision, given the importance of the seat to the JLP’s chances of winning the next general election.
According to Meadows, he wasn’t coerced into the decision.
Meadows says he’s ready to help Senator Malahoo-Forte win the seat at the next general election, but only if she invites him to join her campaign team.
West Central St. James is represented in parliament by the PNP’s Sharon Folkes-Abrahams.