Ras Astor Black officially resigns from NDM
Ras Astor Black, the founder and president of the Jamaica Alliance Movement (JAM) has officially resignated from the National Democratic Movement (NDM).
From The Jamaica Observer
Black in a news release today said he was very disappointed in the NDM.
“I am very disappointed in the National Democratic Movement and so I am tendering my resignation with immediate effect. I wish the NDM a speedy recovery,” he said.
Black has unsuccessfully contested seats in West Portland, North East St Ann, Eastern Westmoreland, West Kingston, North West St James and North Trelawny on behalf of the movement.
He became a member of the NDM shortly before the February 25 election when he contested the South St James seat.
The resignation comes just two days before the recently announced nomination day for local government elections.
It is not certain if Black will contest a seat in the upcoming local government elections by offering up himself for nomination on Friday. However, it is expected that his release from the NDM is to allow him to seek representation under another ticket.
Here is a copy of the resignation letter:
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
National Democratic Movement
The Trade Centre, Unit 9
30-32 Red Hills Road,
Attn: Mr. Michael Williams
Greetings Mr. Williams,
I am very disappointed in the National Democratic Movement and so I am tendering my resignation with immediate effect.
I wish the National Democratic Movement a speedy recovery
Ras Astor Black
Jamaica Alliance Movement
10 Union Street,
White Sands Beach P.O. St. James