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PNP backs Dayton Campbell, rejects calls for him to resign amid damning allegations

The People's National Party (PNP) is standing by its embattled general secretary, Dr. Dayton Campbell, amid allegations made against him by party member Karen Cross.
 
The party has also rejected calls for Dr. Campbell to resign his post.
 
In a media release Thursday afternoon, the PNP said the allegations against Dr. Campbell fail to meet any reasonable standard of credibility that would make it proper for him to step back from his office. 
 
The PNP General Secretary has filed a lawsuit against Miss Cross and others for defamation having publicly denied the allegations. 
 
Miss Cross has filed a set of documents in her defense, which recently became public.
 
Included were three statements purportedly signed by a Justice of the Peace. 
 
The party says it is urging the police to investigate fully the circumstances behind the three documents, including the accuser and the Justice of the Peace for failing to report the matter to the police.
 
The PNP says Miss Cross is before its Disciplinary Committee to determine whether she must be held accountable for wrongfully bringing the Party into disrepute.
 
 
Police 
 
Deputy Commissioner in charge of crime, Fitz Bailey, told Radio Jamaica News on Thursday that the police are analysing the new information to determine how to proceed in the matter relating to the PNP general secretary.
 
Dr. Campbell has expressed willingness to co-operate should the police reopen their probe into the allegations made against him.
 
When the accusations were first made in April, the matter was referred to the police who launched an investigation.
 
However, they closed the case after being unable to substantiate the claims.
 
At the time, the police had said it would be willing to reopen the case should Miss Cross or anyone else provide new information. 
 


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