PNP Vice President, Damion Crawford, says he’s not received an offer from the party to be its candidate in South East St. Catherine.
The constituency is currently represented in the House of Representatives by the PNP’s Colin Fagan.
Word has been circulating in the PNP that some sections of the party have been taking steps to have Mr. Fagan removed as its candidate for South East St. Catherine and have Mr. Crawford replace him.
When contacted this afternoon by our news centre, Mr. Crawford said he’s not received any such offer from the party.
Mr. Crawford says he’s currently not in a position to offer a view on whether he’d be receptive to the South East St. Catherine seat.
The JLP’s prospective candidate in South East St. Catherine is Robert Miller.
Mr. Crawford is currently the PNP constituency caretaker for East Portland where he was defeated earlier this year by the JLP’s Annmarie Vaz in a high profile by-election.
Meanwhile, Mr. Fagan says the party’s leadership cannot impose a candidate on the constituency.
Mr. Fagan says he’s not concerned by word that there may be moves to have Damion Crawford installed as the PNP candidate for South East St. Catherine.
Colin Fagan, MP for South East St. Catherine.
When our news centre contacted PNP General Secretary, Julian Robinson, recently about the issue of who’ll be the party’s candidate in South East St. Catherine for the next General Election, Mr. Robinson declined to comment.
Calls placed to Mr. Robinson today were not answered.