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UPDATE: Blythe's injunction over Central Westmoreland seat turned down

Published:Wednesday | October 8, 2014 | 3:39 PM
Dr Karl Blythe - File

Barbara Gayle and Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writers

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The application filed by former vice-president of the People’s National Party, Dr Karl Blythe, for an emergency injunction has been turned down.

However, the matter is to proceed in the Supreme Court on Friday as Justice Glen Brown has ordered Blythe to serve the defendants in the matter.

The defendants are PNP Chairman Robert Pickersgill and PNP General Secretary Paul Burke.

Blythe is being represented by attorney-at-law Leonard Green.

Blythe is seeking a stay of the announcement for a candidate to replace late Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, Roger Clarke.

Clarke died in August.

On Monday, the PNP announced that its Executive Committee had unanimously ratified attorney Michael Erskine as the caretaker for Central Westmoreland.

Blythe is one of several persons who are seeking to replace the late MP.

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


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