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PNP St Andrew South chairmanship election set for July 25

Published:Tuesday | July 12, 2016 | 12:24 PM
Davies has indicated that he will not be seeking re-election as PNP chairman as he prepares to quit representational politics.

The election for the chairmanship of the People’s National Party’s (PNP) St Andrew South constituency is now set for Monday, July 25.

Two former cabinet ministers: senator Mark Golding and Colin Campbell have been nominated to contest the race to replace Dr Omar Davies.

Davies has indicated that he will not be seeking re-election as the chairman as he prepares to quit representational politics.

Just over 70 delegates are reportedly on the voters list to select Davies’ replacement.

However, PNP General Secretary Paul Burke this morning told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that he could not confirm the number of persons eligible to vote.

Both Senator Golding and Campbell have been actively campaigning in the St Andrew South constituency which was first contested in a General Election in 1967. 

Late last week sources close to Golding leaked a private poll, which he commissioned, showing the senator leading Campbell in most areas.

However, the Campbell camp has scoffed at the poll saying residents of the two divisions in the constituency were polled and not the delegates who will decide the election.