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#JaVotes2016: Tufton sends message to Roger Clarke, hails cassava vision

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 2:53 PM
Tufton: A blind PNP wants to blind-side the people of Jamaica.

Gary Spaulding, Senior Gleaner Writer

Dr Christopher Tufton, a former Agriculture Minister and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for St Catherine West Central on Sunday night boasted that he is having the last laugh after being teased by the Comrades about his proposal on the use of cassava.

The late Roger Clarke, a former agriculture minister, was among critics and he too was among Tufton's target in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew.

"Anywhere you are looking down on us take back your chat," Tufton said, adding, however, that he did not want to speak ill of the dead.

Tufton attributed the taunts to "blindness on the part of the People's National Party".

"A blind PNP wants to blind-side the people of Jamaica," declared Tufton.

Tufton said these days, cassava is being used for  "many things" including chips and Red Stripe beer.

"The fact is we have the vision, " he said.

"Who own which house and who talk back to you can't be the issue," he added.

"When they talk about JEEP, all I see is people a weep."