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PLP South Beach branch executives may resign

Some of the executives in the Progressive Liberal Party(PLP)South Beach branch threatened to resign last night, after a meeting with the party to resolve the candidate nomination dispute in the area,The Nassau Guardianhas learned.

The PLP appointed a 10-member committee to help bring resolution to the dispute.

In December, the PLP announced Bahamas Nurses Union President Cleola Hamilton as its South Beach candidate.

However, the South Beach branch recommended attorney Myles Laroda. The PLP’s constitution calls for the appointment of a committee when there are discrepancies between who the party selects as a candidate and who the branch recommends.

A source toldThe Guardianlast night that the party met with the branch executives last night at Gambier House. It met with Laroda on Tuesday.

Some branch executives were reportedly upset because they claimed that party leaders told them that Laroda would be the candidate, and Hamilton was selected.

When contacted last night, Laroda confirmed that he met with the party Tuesday. However, he said he had no further comment on the issue at this time.

The source said some members of the South Beach branch executive, who supported Laroda, were upset. It is unclear if all of those PLPs will work with Hamilton during the general election campaign.

The PLP has a similar problem in the Kennedy constituency.

Attorney Dion Smith has been named the area candidate. However, the Kennedy branch recommended attorney Derek Ryan to the party.

The 10-member committees are charged with”amicably”resolving the matters and reporting to the PLP leader.

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