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'Your day day will come' ... Ferguson interprets Seiveright's comment as a threat, files report

Published:Friday | February 12, 2016 | 2:30 AM
Ferguson is also seeking counsel from his lawyer concerning the matter involving Seiveright.

The People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for St Thomas Eastern, Dr Fenton Ferguson, has filed a report to the political ombudsman against his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) challenger, Delano Seiveright. 

In a statement this morning, the PNP said Ferguson is also seeking counsel from his lawyer concerning the matter involving Seiveright.

It all began last week when Ferguson along with his supporters came across Seiveright during a tour of the constituency.

He says the JLP candidate told him in a most threatening way: "Fenton, your day will come."

According to Ferguson, a PNP supporter on his team asked Seiveright whether his comment was threat while another supporter urged him (Ferguson) not to respond to Seiveright.

Ferguson said he was shocked to later learn that the JLP candidate had been saying a gunman from east Kingston was among the PNP supporters.

The PNP candidate said as his group continued walking towards Seaside, the police came and searched a resident of eastern St Thomas, saying they were told that he had a firearm.

"Let me categorically state that as a result of this search, no firearm was found and no arrest was made and in this regard, I am calling on the St. Thomas police, Area Two command and the office of the Commissioner of Police to issue a statement as such," Ferguson said.

"I am also calling on the office of the Political Ombudsman to speedily investigate the matter and clear my good name of the disreputable accusations made."