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Andrew Holness feels voters will stick to national issues over JLP internal problems

Published:Monday | February 23, 2015 | 4:41 PM
Andrew Holness - File

Opposition Leader Andrew Holness is suggesting that the internal troubles in his Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) might not greatly affect the party's chances of forming the next government.

Speaking on Smile Jamaica on TVJ this morning, Holness said Jamaicans have a decision to make in considering the party's problems versus issues such as crime, energy, healthcare and transportation, which affect their daily lives. 


Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness

The JLP was plunged into crisis following a recent court ruling that Holness breached the Constitution when he booted Dr Christopher Tufton and Arthur Williams from the Senate in 2013.

There are also reports of unresolved divisions arising from the leadership race in 2013 between Holness and  Spokesperson on Finance Audley Shaw.

And recently, an ex-convict, Maxie Robinson, alleged in court documents that he was approached by two JLP operatives who offered him big rewards if he reported a fabricated murder plot against Holness and general secretary Dr Horace Chang.

According to Robinson, the scheme was part of efforts to get Daryl Vaz, James Robertson and Othniel Lawrence ousted or suspended from the party.