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JLP yet to name candidate for NC St Catherine

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2016 | 2:00 AM
Peter Abrahams

With less than 48 hours left for persons to be nominated to contest the next general election, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is yet to announce who will be its standard-bearer in North Central St Catherine.

The party was left scrambling last Friday when Peter Abrahams, the councillor for the Bog Walk division in the St Catherine Parish Council, announced that he was walking away because of personal reasons.

In confirming that Abrahams had decided to walk away, JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang said the party was moving quickly to formalise a replacement.

Late yesterday, JLP campaign spokesperson Kamina Johnson Smith reiterated that the party is working with stakeholders to identify a replacement and will announce a replacement shortly.

"The party's workers in North Central St Catherine are upbeat and remain eager to make their voices heard on February 25 by electing the JLP's candidate to Parliament. The party's secretariat and constituency leadership will ensure no effort is spared in ensuring a smooth transition," said Johnson Smith. North Central St Catherine is held by the People's National Party's Natalie Neita-Headley, who is slated to defend her seat.