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#JaVotes2016: Portia defends stewardship in South West St Andrew

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 2:14 PM

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

"If I wasn't doing anything do you think so many people would be out here?" Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller questioned as she defended her stewardship of the South West St Andrew constituency, which she has held since 1976.

Simpson Miller paid the $3,000 nomination fees in $1,000 notes.

She counted out the nomination fee, “one Michael Manley, two Michael Manley, three Michael Manley."

The Prime Minister later told The Gleaner that the atmosphere was tremendous and said her People’s National Party (PNP) would retain all its seats.

"He is going to get home," she said of Hugh Buchanan, who is defending a 13-vote margin in South West St Elizabeth.

Simpson Miller said too: "I am watching that one very closely" when asked about Opposition Leader Andrew Holness against Patrick Roberts in West Central St Andrew.

Even a dog wore orange, leading one man to say it’s a rake.

"Buy 11 inna Cash Pot," he said.