Dr Kenneth Russell to represent the PNP in South East, St Ann
Dr Kenneth Russell will represent the People’s National Party (PNP) in South East St Ann in the next General Election.
The Party made the announcement in a press release this morning (June 29).
According to the release, at last Sunday’s meeting of the National Executive Council, the Party’s Election Monitoring Committee (EMC) recommended that the run-off poll would include the two aspirants who secured the highest votes but did not reach the 50 per cent plus-1 threshold in the initial poll.
As a result, Dr Russell and Wavell Hinds, who emerged as the top two candidates were selected to move forward.
However, the Party said Dr Russell has been declared the candidate after Mr Hinds conceded.
Mr Hinds said he decided to concede because it is his belief that the interest of the PNP is more important than the ambitions of any single individual.
Speaking to IRIE FM news this morning, General Secretary of the PNP Dr Dayton Campbell congratulated Dr Russell and expressed hope that the constituency will remain a PNP strong-hold.