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Possible procedural breach in JLP candidate's nomination, PNP to release statement

Published:Wednesday | March 9, 2016 | 3:17 AM
People's National Party General Secretary Paul Burke says the issue concerns the location that Dr Horace Chang was nominated on February 9.

People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Paul Burke has confirmed that the party has received reports of a possible procedural breach in the nomination of Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for St James North Western a month ago.

Burke says the issue concerns the location that Dr Horace Chang was nominated on February 9.

 

PNP General Secretary Paul Burke

The PNP General Secretary says the party will issue a press release on the matter.

However, Burke says the party will not pursue the matter legally.

 

PNP General Secretary Paul Burke

Meanwhile, Director of Elections Orette Fisher told The Gleaner-Power 106 News Centre that he is not aware any allegations made against any candidate who contested the February 25 polls.

Procedures for the nomination of a candidate are outlined in the Representation of the People Act (ROPA).

It says, among other things, that the nomination of candidates must take place in a public building situated in the constituency that the candidate is seeking to represent.