PNP Orders Probe into Clash


The top brass of the governing PNP has ordered a high level probe into a clash at the party’s headquarters last evening, between warring factions in Raymond Pryce’s North East St. Elizabeth constituency.

The incident resulted in the tyres of two vehicles being slashed.

One of the vehicles belongs to the man challenging Mr.Pryce for the right to represent the PNP in the constituency at the next general election, Evon Redman.

PNP General Secretary Paul Burke says those responsible will face serious consequences.

The incident at the PNP’s Old Hope Road Headquarters in St. Andrew is the latest in a series of disputes between supporters of Raymond Pryce and Evon Redman.

Supporters of the embattled Pryce are being accused of slashing Redman’s car tyres.

An auditor, who was at the location conducting private business with the PNP, also had his car tyres slashed.

He has reported the matter the the Police.

Paul Burke says the PNP has ordered a major investigation.

Mr. Burke says after the investigation is completed a report will be submitted to the PNP executive.

Mr. Redman told our news center today that he has no comment.

Hours after the incident in an apparent effort to distance himself from what is being said to be the actions of some of his supporters – Pryce took to social media and commented – “that is NOT us; nor would we tolerate it!”

The PNP General Secretary says anyone who’s discovered to have sanctioned, organized or perpetrated the act of criminality, will be punished.

Mr. Burke says the incident at the party headquarters yesterday, amid several other fractious clashes between party supporters, are no indication that the PNP is falling apart.

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