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Dayton Campbell: PNP will rise again

Published:Tuesday | March 1, 2016 | 3:42 PM
Campbell: the PNP in opposition will be vibrant to ensure accountability and transparency.

People's National Party (PNP) Member of Parliament-elect Dr Dayton Campbell for St Ann North West, is asserting that his party will rise from its general elections defeat.  

The ruling PNP is to be replaced by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) which won the elections by a one seat majority. 

In a Facebook post today, Campbell congratulated the JLP but said the PNP is not too cast down by the defeat.

"We will rise again," he said.

Campbell also said the PNP in opposition will be vibrant to ensure accountability and transparency. 

Most polls done in the lead up to last Thursday's election predicted that the PNP would have won the elections. 

Some analysts say the PNP lost because of arrogance highlighted by its decision not to participate in the political debates that usually accompany a general election. 

They also say the PNP placed too much attention on the house being built by Prime Minister-designate, Andrew Holness.

Others say the JLP's plan to eradicate income tax for employees earning up to $1.5 million was sufficient to woo voters.