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Colin Campbell upset over PJ's endorsement of Mark Golding

Published:Wednesday | July 27, 2016 | 7:51 PM
Campbell .... PJ Patterson's endorsement was done to deliberately sway delegates to vote for Mark Golding come Saturday.

Colin Campbell, one of the aspirants for the post of chairman of St Andrew South says he is upset that former People’s National Party (PNP) president PJ Patterson has endorsed his opponent Mark Golding.

Campbell and Golding are to face off in an election on Saturday to succeed Dr Omar Davies as the constituency chairman.

Yesterday, Patterson publicly declared support for Mr Golding, saying that the senator had been an understudy of Dr Davies, who understands the needs of the St Andrew South constituency.

 

Former PNP president, PJ Patterson

READ: PJ endorses Mark Golding for PNP St Andrew South chairman

Campbell and Golding are to face off in an election on Saturday to succeed Dr Omar Davies as the constituency chairman.

But in a letter to the PNP general secretary Paul Burke, Campbell complained that Patterson's endorsement of Golding was unwarranted.


IN PHOTO: PJ Patterson

Campbell is also claiming that Patterson's endorsement was done to deliberately sway delegates to vote for Golding come Saturday.

 

Challenger for Chairman of South St. Andrew, Colin Campbell

He says Golding sought Patterson's endorsement because he doesn't have the support of delegates to win the election on his own. 
IN PHOTO: Senator Mark Golding with constituents in St Andrew South

In his letter to the PNP's general secretary, Campbell said up to April of this year, Golding had maintained that he did not wish to enter representational politics and serve the people of St. Andrew South.

Campbell also asked for his concerns regarding Patterson's interference to be referred to the officers of the PNP.

He says he was assured that his concerns were relayed to Patterson and the party officers but they are yet to respond.