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No word from electoral commission

Published:Tuesday | November 8, 2011 | 8:35 AM

Debbie-Ann Wright, Assistant News Editor

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre

The People’s National Party (PNP) says it is yet to receive a response from the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), regarding the concerns it has raised about the readiness of Jamaica’s electoral systems for an election.

On November 1, Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller wrote to chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica, Professor Errol Miller, expressing concern about the readiness of the ECJ for an early election.

The Opposition leader said she was concerned because of reports she received from the party’s representatives on the ECJ regarding the Commission’s preparedness.

She said she was particularly concerned as Prime Minister Andrew Holness appears to have put the country on the ready for an election.

Yesterday campaign manager for the PNP, Dr. Peter Phillips, said the party is still awaiting a response from the ECJ in relation to the issues raised by. Simpson Miller.

He says the PNP is still concerned any election called at this time could be compromised.

On Sunday Deputy Leader for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Area Council Four, Dr. Christopher Tufton, accused the Opposition of attempting to stall early elections by casting doubt on the preparedness of the electoral process.

He told supporters during a joint conference of his party’s North West and Central St. James constituencies in Montego Bay, St. James that the PNP was playing politics.