REJECTED! PNP Looking Past Peter Blake

Nationwide News understands that the governing People’s National Party has rejected businessman, Peter Blake, despite him winning a selection contest to represent the party in East Rural St. Andrew in the next General Election.

On October 4, Blake defeated the incumbent MP Damion Crawford in the candidate selection exercise.

It’s understood that the PNP has asked Senator Imani Duncan Pryce to contest the seat on its behalf.

Duncan-Pryce has reportedly told the party that she’ll decide sometime this week, whether to accept the offer.

When contacted by our news centre this afternoon, Senator Duncan Pryce declined comment.

Calls placed to the mobile phones of Mr. Blake and PNP General Secretary Paul Burke went to voicemail.