PNP Delegates Cross

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Supporters of businessman, Evon Redman are outraged this afternoon by the decision of the PNP leadership to postpone the candidate selection exercise in the constituency of North East St. Elizabeth.

The candidate selection conference to select between Redman and incumbent MP Raymond Pryce, was scheduled to take place tomorrow at 10am.

Chairman of the PNP’s Region Five selection committee, Hopeton McCatty, says the postponement order came directly from PNP Headquarters.

But a PNP delegate in the constituency says supporters are hurt by the decision.

He says delegates are blaming PNP President Portia Simpson Miller and the party’s General Secretary, Paul Burke for the postponement.

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The delegate says he’s firmly in support of Evon Redman

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A PNP delegate in North East St. Elizabeth.

When contacted this afternoon, the PNP General Secretary declined to comment on the issue.

Efforts this afternoon to contact Mrs. Simpson Miller and Mr. Pryce were unsuccessful.



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