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Blythe withdraws injunction over Central Westmoreland seat

Published:Friday | October 10, 2014 | 10:51 AM
Dr Karl Blythe - File

Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Former vice-president of the People’s National Party, Dr Karl Blythe, has withdrawn the application filed in the Supreme Court against PNP Chairman Robert Pickersgill and General Secretary Paul Burke.

Blythe was seeking a stay of the announcement for a candidate to replace late Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, Roger Clarke, who died in August.

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

However, Blythe, who has hopes of filling the position, accused the party of breaching its Constitution when it selected Erskine as caretaker.

However, this morning, Blythe’s attorney told the court that the PNP secretariat has written to Blythe telling him that a selection process will be held at the Mannings School on October 19.

The Party has reportedly said Blythe will get a chance to offer himself for selection on that day.

Blythe’s attorney, Leonard Green says based on this information, his client has decided to withdraw his court action.


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