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#JaVotes2016: Comrades, Labourites clash in Yallahs

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 2:51 PM

Shanna Monteith, Gleaner Writer

The St Thomas police are now trying to bring order to the town of Yallahs, as supporters of the People's National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) argue over who should be using the space. 

JLP supporters had taken over the town centre from early this morning as they rallied for the nomination of James Robertson, who is seeking to retain his Western St Thomas seat in the upcoming general polls. 

However, things threatened to get out of control after supporters of the PNP began descending on the town this afternoon, demanding that it was their time to occupy the space. 

The PNP supporters had accompanied Marsha Francis Johnson, who is challenging Robertson. 

PNP councillor for the Yallahs Division, Constantine Bogle, even got into a verbal clash with one of the several police personnel on the scene. 

Meanwhile, the nomination of Francis Johnson was held up after a photo-copied version of the form was presented. 

The process had to be delayed until an original copy was sourced.