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What about the other two constituencies, PNP?

Published:Thursday | September 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

One seems to be the new People's National Party's (PNP) three.

The public cry of the PNP of the Government's announcement of major implementation works for St Mary and its environs has further promoted the deep desperation of a party hoping to gain power at all cost.

Why is the Opposition not equally concerned about the other two garrison constituencies for which by-elections are equally due?

I note with discontent the effortless job done by the postman to deliver the letter penned by PNP's general secretary, calling for the intervention of the political ombudsman and the contractor general, in light of the new announcement. This project was earmarked from as far back as 2009. Why was it not executed during the last administration? Is St Mary not deserving of progress?

Less we forget, the constituencies of St Andrew, South and South West are also on the ballot. I hope the people of those constituencies will be able to return to the glory days of being able to exercise their franchise without fear and intimidation.

 

FAIR ELECTION

 

If the PNP is serious about fair election, they should at most ensure that the right to choose the desired political representative in these two garrison constituencies are protected.

Comrade Robinson would appear more serious about fair election had he called on the political ombudsman and the contractor general to ensure that the necessary mechanisms are implemented to secure safe and fair election in all three constituencies.

I, however, hope that unlike Comrade Phillips' statement and subsequent death of a true Comrade, that Robinson would pen a new letter demanding a full oversight in all three constituencies. One has become such a very consequential number in politics, but three can be even more haunting. I hope, though, he will have the balls to do just that.

Clinton Rattray