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Blythe files for injunction over Central Westmoreland seat

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2014 | 2:46 PM
Dr Karl Blythe - File

Barbara Gayle and Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writers

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Former vice-president of the People’s National Party, Dr Karl Blythe, filed an application in the Supreme Court this afternoon seeking an injunction to bar the party from going ahead with the selection of a candidate for the Central Westmoreland seat.

Blythe is objecting to the selection process and wants the party’s decision set aside.

The PNP announced on Monday that its Executive Committee had unanimously ratified attorney Michael Erskine as its caretaker for Central Westmoreland.

The seat became vacant following the death of Member of Parliament and agriculture minister, Roger Clarke.

Blythe had been seeking to replace the late MP.

He has accused the party of breaching its Constitution when it selected Erskine as caretaker.

In a news release yesterday the party said a meeting is to be scheduled for October 22, with delegates and group members for the finalisation of the candidacy of Erskine.


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