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McKenzie warns voters not to be lured by one-night bellyful

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2016 | 2:02 PM
McKenzie: Ask yourself the question, why is the PNP rushing to an election nearly a year before term expire? What is the haste?

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) stalwart Desmond McKenzie has urged supporters not be lured by "a one night bellyful" as they prepare for the February 25 general election.

"Some of you cuss Bobby Montague because you never get a farm work (ticket). You got tricked," he said.

"One bellyful can't hold you,".

McKenzie continued: "Ask yourself the question, why is the PNP rushing to an election nearly a year before term expire? What is the haste?"

The Member of Parliament for West Kingston, McKenzie also declared that the JLP never asked for an election.

"It was Peter Phillips who put the country on alert and we responded," he said.

Declaring that the PNP has governed Jamaica for 22 of the past 27 years, McKenzie said: "Ask yourself the question, what has come good of this?"

He charged that over the period, crime, unemployment, sufferation, incompetence and bad roads have all increased.

Demanding that the Local Government Minister Noel Arscott explain how property taxes are being used, McKenzie said improper garbage collection and the absence of street lights demonstrate the disregard for the people of Area Council Two.

"If they can't manage the first term, how in the name of God will they manage the second?" he questioned.