Two to be nominated for North West Clarendon seat today
Today is Nomination Day in the North West Clarendon constituency where at least two candidates have confirmed that they will be contesting the September 4 by-election.
The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) said it issued three nomination packages to persons who expressed an interest in representing North West Clarendon.
However Director of Elections Orrette Fisher said this is no indication that three persons will be nominated today.
According to him, persons have collected nomination packages without returning them. But the director of elections said everything is in place to handle today’s nomination proceedings.
The Jamaica Labour Party has already indicated that ousted MP Michael Stern will be the party’s candidate.
The National Democratic Movement has announced that Eton Williams will represent that party.
The Peoples National Party has said that it will not be contesting the polls and its youth arm has withdrawn its decision to field a candidate.
Nomination for the by-election is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Frankfield Primary School in Clarendon and will close at 2 p.m.
North West Clarendon was left without a Member of Parliament after the Supreme Court ousted the Jamaica Labour Party’s Michael Stern.
The seat was declared vacant after Justice Lloyd Hibbert ruled that Mr Stern held American citizenship at the time of his nomination in 2007.