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#JaVotes2016: Marcus Garvey candidate predicts upset in St Andrew South East

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 2:33 PM
Horace Matthews (left) the Marcus Garvey People's Political Party candidate for St Andrew South Eastern with his supporters.

The Marcus Garvey People's Political Party (MGPPP) candidate for St Andrew South Eastern Horace Matthews says he is undaunted by the challenge of defeating his more established challengers from the two main political parties.

"When we look into the Bible we see David slaying Goliath and everyone thought that Goliath would have emasculated David," Matthews said.

Matthews, who was nominated at 11 a.m. is up against the People's National Party's candidate Julian Robinson and the Jamaica Labour Party's Dr Charlton Collie.

Despite heavy defeats at the polls in 2002 and 2011, he says this time he is confident that he will pull off the upset.

Matthews says his confidence is based on what he described as the decay in the constituency.

"It is worse off today than it was 50 years ago," he charged.

"There are more homeless people in the constituency and we have people boasting about solid achievements. There is no achievements in the constituency," he said.