PNP General Secretary Paul Burke is refusing to comment on reports that influential forces in the PNP are pushing for the removal of Raymond Pryce as a Deputy General Secretary of the party.

Mr. Pryce is in charge of communication.

The embattled North East St. Elizabeth MP has been at the centre of controversy in the constituency, over whether he should remain as the party’s standard bearer for the next general elections.

Businessman Evon Redman has been ratified by the party to represent the constituency.

Yesterday comrades who are loyal to Pryce, travelled from St. Elizabeth to the PNP headquarters in St. Andrew demanding to have dialogue with the party hierarchy.

There they made a case for Mr. Redman to be replaced by Mr. Pryce.

Influential persons within the PNP are said to be lobbying to have Mr. Pryce stripped of his title of Deputy General Secretary.

A senior PNP official who was in yesterday’s emergency meeting at the party’s Old Hope Road Headquarters said Mr. Pryce was unconvincing when he told angry comrades that he accepts the PNP’s decision to install Mr. Redman as its candidate for North East St. Elizabeth.

Mr. Burke is refusing to comment on Mr. Pryce’s future with the party secretariat.

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