Ras Astor Black to contest general election as an NDM candidate
President of the National Democratic Movement (NDM) Peter Townsend has admitted that the party's eight candidates don't stand a chance against their People's National Party and Jamaica Labour Party opponents.
However, Townsend says the party is aiming to give undecided voters more options when the February 25 polls are held.
The eight candidates nominated by The NDM are a far cry from the 35 candidates the party initially hoped to nominate.
Townsend says the party was considering withdrawing from the general election, but decided to contest some seats because of the insistence of some candidates.
Meanwhile, NDM chairman Michael Williams confirmed that Ras Astor Black of the Jamaica Alliance Movement will be contesting the general election as an NDM candidate.
Ras Astor Black will be contesting the South St James seat which is currently held by the PNP's incumbent Derrick Kellier and the JLP's Homer Davis.