Basil Waite, the former People's National Party (PNP) caretaker for North East St Elizabeth has refused to comment on the party's decision to replace him with Raymond Pryce.
Waite told The Gleaner he remains a loyal member of the PNP and will not be commenting on anything regarding the issue.
"I have not been speaking on the issue and I don't wish to comment on anything regarding it and I don't wish to conduct any interviews," Waite declared.
"It's just how I operate. I am a member of the movement and I will not be disclosing certain issues within the party. I just won't be commenting on the issue," added Waite.
He said he would be working closely with Pryce and giving him necessary advice.
"I am presently on the phone with Pryce, giving him some advice on the whole thing. I plan to work with him and, by extension, the People's National Party."
After working in the North East St Elizabeth constituency for most of the past three years, Waite was expected to represent the PNP in the next general election.
But with senior members of the party voicing concerns about his entry into representational politics, the decision was made late last week to replace him with Pryce, a confidant of the party's president, Portia Simpson Miller.