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More disquiet in PNPYO

Published:Wednesday | July 24, 2013 | 4:02 PM

There is more disquiet in the People’s National Party Youth Organisation (PNPYO) as one of its just suspended senior executives has resigned.



Keron Woods yesterday tendered his resignation as chairman of the Kingston Chapter, one day after he and two other members were suspended for periods ranging from 8 months to two years.



Of the two others, head of the PNPYO’s St Catherine South division, Michael Nunes has been suspended for 16 months while Kevan Brown who heads St Mary west, has received an eight-month suspension.



Woods is accusing the PNPYO leadership of political victimisation



A split emerged among the young PNP members in May when the suspended members were cited for breaching the organisation’s constitution.



Woods was accused of issuing a press release criticising the president for not consulting the membership before announcing that the YO did not support a Commission of Enquiry into the 2010 Tivoli Gardens operation.



But Woods told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that he and his colleagues are victims of actions by the leadership to sideline those who did not support president Alric Campbell in his 2012 election bid.



He says the PNPYO has been silent on national issues but hasty in suspending members.



The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre was unable to get a comment from Campbell as telephone calls to his number went unanswered.



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