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#JaVotes2016: Jackson tells Comrades Warmington's win would be an insult to decent citizens

Published:Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 11:29 PM
Gladstone Taylor - Comrades gathered earlier Saturday afternoon for the PNP mass rally in Old Harbour, St Catherine South West.

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Fitz Jackson, the People's National Party (PNP's) standard bearer in St Catherine South has begged St Catherine South West voters to relieve the Parliament of the distress that it has been under.

"It is not a local election it is a national election," said Jackson, adding that if Warmington is reelected it would be an insult to decent Jamaicans.

"You will stand indicted in the eyes of all decent citizens of Jamaica," Jackson said at a PNP meeting in Old Harbour, St Catherine.

Jackson said when people go to vote on Thursday, they should ensure the success of the PNP's mission of "saving the Parliament from some of the most unbearable set of behaviour it has seen in a long time".

He said having walked in New Harbour with Ruddy Mears, the PNP's candidate for St Catherine South West, it is clear to "the people dem caah wait to get rid of the indecency from Gordon House".

Phillip Paulwell, the leader of government business in the last Parliament was also decrying bad behaviour in the Parliament.

"We have too much disrespect, too much vulgarity and bad behaviour in the Parliament," said Paulwell.

He said too that he wants to clean up the Parliament and so the people should send Warmington packing.

Meanwhile, Clinton Clarke, the PNP's candidate for St Catherine South West, has served up some strong words for the JLP's Dr Christopher Tufton, his opponent in the February 25 general election.

"I want him to know that West Central St Catherine is not a place for aliens... It is not a place to take for granted," Clarke said.

Tufton relocated from St Elizabeth South West after he was beaten by Hugh Buchanan of the PNP in the 2011 general election.

But Clarke said Tufton, who is touted as a future JLP leader, is in for a shocking beating in the seat considered safe for the JLP.

"We in West Central, we are not a foot stool on which you stand to achieve your personal objective," Clarke said.

Paulwell also had similar words.

"We are not going to use people to use a constituency as a stepping stone for ambition," he said.