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JLP committee to hold emergency meeting
2012-11-21 12:46:27 | (0 Comments)
Arthur Hall, Senior News Editor
An emergency meeting of the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Standing Committee has been called for this evening in an effort to determine the way forward following the controversy over the election of three deputy leaders.
Senior JLP sources say during a meeting last night, members of the Legal and Constitutional Committee disagreed with their chairman Arthur Williams, who had moved a resolution on Sunday for delegates to approve the nominations of deputy leaders Audley Shaw, Dr Christopher Tufton and Desmond McKenzie despite clear breaches of the constitution.
Reports have now surfaced that the JLP has ruled that the process used to install the deputy leaders during the party annual conference last Sunday was illegal.
With overwhelming support from the delegates it was assumed that the issue had been settled with the three returned to serve in their substantive roles as deputy leaders.
READ: JLP admits deputy leaders election null and void
However with last night's ruling of the Legal and Constitutional Committee the party now finds itself in a bind.
Up to news time, efforts to contact Williams or JLP General Secretary Aundre Franklin for a response were unsuccessful.
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