No decision on Gordon Webley's future in the PNP until next year
It will not be known before 2016 if former Jamaica Labour Party stalwart, Joan Gordon Webley, will be accepted as a member of the People's National Party (PNP).
PNP General Secretary Paul Burke says people seeking to join the party must wait seven months before becoming a member.
Burke further explains that after applying an individual may be granted provisional membership.
News came in July that Mrs. Gordon-Webley had applied to join the PNP.
The application must be supported by the PNP executive and the party’s National Executive Council (NEC).
Already, the NEC has rejected Gordon-Webley's application and has asked the executive to reconsider the matter.
The PNP general secretary says the matter is being discussed and a decision will be made at the appropriate time.
Gordon Webley has been facing stiff opposition from some PNP members, still upset about a comment she made on the campaign trail years ago when she referred to the party president Portia Simpson Miller as a jezebel.
A jezebel is a term interpreted to mean a heartless, conniving woman.
Gordon Webley has apologised but some PNP members still believe she should not be allowed to join the party.