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PNP should have met with constituency 'heavyweights' before announcing Redman, says Kern

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2015 | 9:15 AM
Kern Spencer says the PNP has made Redman’s job of unifying the constituency harder because of how the announcement of his candidacy was made.
Evon Redman. Kern Spencer says the PNP has made Redman’s job of unifying the constituency harder because of how the announcement of his candidacy was made.
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Former North East St Elizabeth Member of Parliament, Kern Spencer says the executive of the People’s National Party (PNP) should have met with key persons in the constituency before announcing Evon Redman as its candidate for the next general elections.

The party announced yesterday that the businessman would be its representative in the constituency.

His confirmation came hours after incumbent Raymond Pryce said he no longer had interest in the seat amid swirling controversy.

However, Spencer says the PNP has made Redman’s job of unifying the constituency harder because of how the announcement of his candidacy was made.

 

Former North East St Elizabeth MP, Kern Spencer.

Spencer says PNP president Portia Simpson Miller should urgently dispatch senior figures in the party to the constituency to quell tension.

 

Former North East St Elizabeth MP, Kern Spencer.

Meanwhile, Spencer also sought to backtrack from statements attributed to him in a Gleaner front page story stating he was ready to re-enter representational politics.

He contends that he has only indicated to the PNP executive that he is ready to work on behalf of the party.

However, he admits to stating that he would be willing to run in the North East St Elizabeth constituency should Redman or Pryce not be selected to go forward.