JLP’s Pearnel Charles Jr to be nominated today

Government Senator Pearnel Charles Jr is set to be the only candidate for the Clarendon South Eastern constituency to be nominated Wednesday morning (Feb 12).

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) has said that only one candidate has, so far, signalled his intention to participate in the day’s activities.

The Opposition People’s National Party had said it would not be contesting the pending by-election for the seat that was recently vacated by MP Rudyard Spencer. Spencer has retired from politics to become a diplomat.

The nomination exercise is set for 10 o’clock at Vere Technical High School.

The by-election will be held on March 2.