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#JaVotes2016: Warmington calls soldier an 'A**hol*'

Published:Thursday | February 25, 2016 | 2:27 PMRasbert Turner

Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for South West St Catherine Clifford Everald Warmington caused quite a stir, after he called a member of the Jamaica Defence Force an a**hol*.

The incident occurred about 11:40 am at the entrance of the Old Harbour Primary School, St Catherine.

It was an angry Warmington who shouted, "You have no authority to order me! Let the police address me! You are an a**hol*! Don't say nothing!"

The incident occurred after the soldier tried to inform the candidate that he had to go inside the polling station alone, which angered him.

Warmington’s angry tirade was met with cheers from a number of persons wearing shirts with his photo and name attached.

The JLP candidate had gone to the venue to express his discontent about clerks working at polling divisions 20 and 40 inside the venue.

He said they were slowing down the process and that he had already complained to Director of Elections Orrette Fisher. 

"It means that when the process concludes, they must be allowed to vote," Warmington said.

Meanwhile, persons commended a policeman, who helped to tone down the irate candidate.

Warmington was later seen telling persons to obey the police and that he only respected the police command.

Meanwhile, both the JLP and the People’s National Party (PNP) contenders were seen throughout the constituency with scores of persons in their respective party colours parading in vehicles.