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#JaVotes2016: Hylton puts Holness in departure lounge

Published:Tuesday | February 23, 2016 | 2:00 PM
Hylton ... used his short appearance at the podium to attack the Jamaica Labour Party 10-point plan. - Gladstone Taylor Photo

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

Anthony Hylton, the deputy chairman of the People's National Party (PNP) says the Jamaica Labour Party Labour leader Andrew Holness should begin to prepare for his political departure after Thursday's general election.

"On February 25 we going to put the green people out of their mystery once and for all and wi nuh know what is going to happen to him after Thursday because him own people gonna turn round and nyam him up," Hylton said at a PNP meeting Tuesday night at in Portia Simpson Miller Square St Andrew.

Jamaicans will vote in the 17th general election on Thursday.

It is widely believed that the leader of the losing party could be subjected to a leadership challenge.

Hylton, who is seeking to be returned as MP for St Andrew Western, used his short appearance at the podium to attack the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP's) 10-point plan.

"It is pure bogus business," he told thousands of jubilant party supporters at a mass meeting underway in Portia Simpson Miller Square, South West St Andrew.

"Last time dem threaten bitter medicine the people of Jamaica say if we have to tek bitter medicine is better Portia administer the medicine than the green people dem. This time dem find a new trick. Dem say 'pay day'," said Hylton in reference to the JLP proposal to raise eradicate the income tax threshold for people earning up to $1.5. million.

Hylton said the PNP has done well in the just concluded term and should be given a second one.

Meanwhile Floyd Morris, who prayed, asked God for victory on Thursday.

"You will give is the strength to overcome any challenge that is before us and that we will overcome on Thursday," Morris prayed.