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Dwayne Vaz says sorry for using words from alleged violence inciting Vybz Kartel song

Published:Saturday | December 12, 2015 | 12:28 AM
Dwayne Vaz has come under pressure over the use of the song on Thursday night, moments after he raised questions about a fire which destroyed offices belonging to a PNP councillor in St James.

Embattled People's National Party (PNP) member of parliament Dwayne Vaz has issued a statement saying sorry for using, on a party platform, words of a song by convicted murderer, Vybz Kartel, that appear to be supporting gun violence.

He has come under pressure over the use of the song on Thursday night, moments after he raised questions about a fire which destroyed offices belonging to a PNP councillor in St James.

In his statement, the Central Westmoreland MP said he wanted to make it clear he was not inciting violence when he uttered the words of the song while addressing PNP supporters in Mount Salem, Montego Bay.

According to Vaz, he was in no way suggesting any form of violent reaction to the fire at the PNP office.

The Jamaica Labour Party said his behaviour was irresponsible and has reported the matter to Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown.