The leadership of the governing Jamaica Labour Party is urging Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland George Wright to make himself available to police.
The JLP released a statement a short while ago saying it takes note of reports in the public domain that Mr. Wright is being sought by the police in connection with an alleged incident of assault.
At the same time the PNP has called for his resignation.
According to JLP statement, acting on the instruction of party leader and Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, General Secretary, Dr. Horace Chang, has asked him, to immediately make himself available to the police which are investigating the matter.
Dr. Chang says even as it pays close attention to developments concerning the matter, the JLP is treating the issue very seriously.
The JLP General Secretary says if there’s confirmation that the party member and MP conducted himself as is being alleged, the consequences will be swift.
Dr. Chang says the JLP stands by its message of respect and regard for women.
The General Secretary is reiterating that there’s no place in the JLP for any individual who abuses or attacks anyone, in particular women.
Meanwhile, the opposition is calling for the immediate resignation of Mr. Wright.
In a statement today (April 12), Spokesperson on Gender Affairs and Justice, Senator Donna Scott Mottley said the police must bring all its resources to investigate the incident.
The Opposition says it eagerly awaits information from the authorities regarding their progress with this case.