A former Member of Parliament for North East St. Elizabeth, the PNP’s Kern Spencer, says he’s considering entering the race to be the party’s candidate for the constituency in the next General Elections.
Nationwide News understands that PNP General Secretary, Julian Robinson, recently told Comrades the incumbent MP, Evon Redman, will not be seeking re-election in the rural PNP stronghold.
In a letter dated April 19 this year, Mr Robinson also told Comrades nominations are open for people interested in succeeding Mr. Redman as the PNP caretaker for North East St. Elizabeth.
People who’re interested are to write to Mr. Robinson by April 27. Kern Spencer says he’s considering whether to enter the race.
Mr. Spencer walked away from politics when the light bulb scandal exploded just over a decade ago. He was acquitted of alleged criminal conduct by the court in 2014.
Mr. Spencer says before today he had no idea the PNP had opened the nomination process in his former constituency.
Sources say tension is growing among some comrades in the constituency as they anticipate a selection conference to decide the new PNP standard bearer.
It’s understood another former aspirant for North East St Elizabeth, Basil Waite, may also be interested in succeeding Mr. Redman.
Calls placed today to Mr. Waite and another former MP for the constituency, Raymond Pryce, were not answered.
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