Sunday 15 September, 2019

VIDEO: Crawford confident despite vote-buying allegations

People's National Party (PNP) candidate, Damion Crawford (centre), on his way into the nomination centre in Port Antonio on Friday.

People's National Party (PNP) candidate, Damion Crawford (centre), on his way into the nomination centre in Port Antonio on Friday.

People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for Eastern Portland, Damion Crawford, says he is confident of taking home the bacon despite claims that his chances of winning the seat are being seriously eroded by huge spending on behalf of his opponent in an attempt to overturn his party’s over 2,000-vote majority in the last election.

Crawford arrived at the Port Antonio Courthouse at 10:04 a.m. on Friday to secure his nomination for the April 4 by-election, and spoke to reporters after he completed the process.

“They have five times the amount of money, but we have five times the number of people,” he said while making his case for the people’s nod.

He was supported by PNP Chairman, Fitz Jackson, who accused the Government of spending $1.5 billion in a previous by-election in the neighbouring parish of St Mary last year.

“We are aware that the bribery with money, the buying of votes by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), which we stand behind because we have evidence of that, and we have discussed it with the political ombudsman. But we believe that the pride and dignity of the people of East Portland will supersede that,” Jackson said.

See the video below of the PNP’s side of the day.

 

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