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'I am a proud Comrade'

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 2:42 AM
Arnold Coates, 78, is not about to miss out on casting his vote, even if he has to be assisted by an outdoor agent to the polling station.

Seventy-eight year-old Arnold Coates says he gets fired-up for his beloved People's National Party (PNP), especially at election time and that he enjoys the process, as he made his way to cast his vote at polling division 37 located at the Savanna-la-Mar High School.

Helped along by an outdoor agent, Coates says he sees nothing wrong in voting for the PNP every election cycle as he feels the party stands the best chance for Jamaica's prosperity.

"I have been doing this a very long time now. The PNP is the best party and I am a proud comrade," the elderly man said.

He said that his entire family supports the PNP and still urges grand and great-grandchildren to love the party.

"I have been following the PNP since I was 13 years old and have no reason to change. Its a family tradition," Coates added.

He said he respects the Jamaica Labour Party but has space only for the PNP in his heart, while admitting confidence that the Portia Simpson Miller led PNP will be returned to governance.