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EOJ yet to receive official report of vote-buying in Central Westmoreland by-election

Published:Friday | December 5, 2014 | 10:05 AM
People at one of the polling station

The Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ) says it yet to receive any official report of vote-buying in Monday's Central Westmoreland by-election.

However, Director of Elections, Orrette Fisher, says the Returning Officer for the constituency will today submit a report from the losing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate, Faye Jacobs-Reid.

In the meantime, Fisher says Monday’s election result which saw the People’s National Party's (PNP) Dwayne Vaz, winning by more than 2,000 votes is still valid.

In an interview on Nationwide Radio on Wednesday, PNP general secretary, Paul Burke, suggested that party supporters may have been involved in vote buying.

On the day of the election, The Gleaner reported that the JLP's Colin Virgo refused the requests from two female party workers to buy votes on behalf of that party's candidate.


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