ECJ Chairman Resigns

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, has been notified of the resignation from Dr. Herbert Thompson from the Office of Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ).  The resignation, which has been accepted, takes immediate effect.

Dr. Thompson informed the Governor-General that the controversy which surrounded his receipt of the People’s National Party Award, on behalf of the ECJ, left him no option but to resign.  He reiterated his conviction that the award was meant to honour the work of the ECJ in building Jamaica and was never meant for him personally.

The Governor-General thanked Dr. Thompson for his service to the ECJ on which he will continue to serve as a member.

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