"I have not resigned or retired" - Pearnel Charles

There is major controversy over the North Central Clarendon constituency currently held by the incumbent Member of Parliament Pearnel Charles who has reacted angrily to an announcement by Director of Communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Morgan, that he intends to run for the seat when Charles retires.

However, the announcement made by Morgan on Saturday,  has not gone down well with the veteran politician.  

In a sharp response in a Facebook post this morning,  Charles chastised Morgan for his utterances and recalled that he (Morgan) failed in his first attempt at representation in what was then a People's National Party (PNP) seat. 

According to Charles, he remains the people's representative, adding that he has not advised any of his delegates of an intention to resign or retire.

“Let me make it absolutely clear, I am the Member of Parliament at this time and nobody has the authority of the party to campaign against the Member of Parliament in any constituency, who has not resigned or retired. The term has three years to go, I have not advised anybody that I will be retiring or resigning from politics. I have advised by son who has been there for some eleven years working with me - he has to face the delegates when I retire or resign or die.”

Charles urged  Morgan not to disrupt the constituency, adding that he was wasting his time. 

He also wants Morgan to re-think his interest in North Central Clarendon as, according to him, there are many seats around, adding that he should meet him on the ground.


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