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Tufton: 'I will not resign'

Published:Wednesday | November 13, 2013 | 8:38 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Dr Christopher Tufton says he has no intention of resigning from the Senate.

Tufton says he has stepped aside from the Shadow Cabinet to give leader of the Jamaica Labour Party Andrew Holness a free hand to assemble his council of spokespersons.

However, he maintains that is the farthest he will be going.

Holness and Tufton met yesterday to discuss the matter.

The opposition Senator declined to divulge details of the talks, however, he says he remains open and willing to work with the party leader.

Defeated JLP leadership challenger Audley Shaw has raised concerns about what he claims are steps by the party leader to get all Senators to resign.

Shaw claims that this is a ploy by Holness to exclude Tufton and others who did not support him in the leadership race.

However, speaking at a press conference yesterday Holness said he did not ask opposition senators to resign.


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