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UPDATE: Morris pulls out of chairmanship race for PNP St Andrew South

Published:Saturday | July 30, 2016 | 7:44 PM

Nadine Wilson-Harris, Staff Reporter

Dr Wesley Morris, the late entrant in the race for the chairmanship of the South St Andrew Constituency has withdrawn.

This was confirmed by People's National Party General Secretary Paul Burke who has refused to give the reason for his withdrawal.

"He wrote to me last night saying he was withdrawing and he gave his reasons why, which I will not discuss," Burke told The Gleaner.

"The director of elections and all the people who are responsible for today's activities are aware that he is not contesting,"  he said.

Morris who is the chairman of the PNP's Governance and Ethics Commission, told RJR' Rohan Powell, however, that he has pulled out because he never had enough time to mobilise voter support.

Morris' withdrawal means that it is now a two-way race between the initial contenders: former Cabinet ministers Colin Campbell and Mark Golding, who is also an Opposition senator.

They are vying to replace Dr Omar Davies as the chairman of St Andrew South.

Both Campbell and Golding, who is the current vice-chair for the constituency, say they are confident of victory.

Their fate will be decided by more than 70 delegates who are now in a closed-session at the South St Andrew Constituency office, Avon Park Road.