Tuesday 17 September, 2019

VIDEO: Holness walks barefooted, wades across river on campaign trail

Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness and JLP candidate for South East St Mary Dr Norman Dunn were on the campaign trail on Wednesday. (PHOTOS: Facebook)

Prime Minister and Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness and JLP candidate for South East St Mary Dr Norman Dunn were on the campaign trail on Wednesday. (PHOTOS: Facebook)

With next Monday’s by-election date closing in pretty fast, campaigning for the hotly-contested South East St Mary seat is intensifying, as both major political parties try to cover as much ground as possible ahead of the weekend deadline to complete campaigning.

But even that factor could have hardly prepared the country to see Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Dr Norman Dunn, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for the constituency, along with supporters, with security in the midst, trekking barefooted through the rugged terrain of  Castleton in the constituency, where river water and shingle were the staples on the ground.

With trousers ‘foot’ rolled way up, Holness and Dunn led the group through the property which is one of the major landmarks of the constituency.

"We meet the people by the same route they travel to meet us," Holness said in a Facebook post about the trek. 

And true to our nature, Loop News was on location to capture the unusual campaign walk, which is packaged below.

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