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PNP says it won't compete with JLP election ads

Published:Monday | November 14, 2016 | 11:19 AM
PNP general secretary-designate, Julian Robinson, said the party is aware but will be focusing on a community-based campaign.

The People's National Party (PNP) says it will not be competing with the Jamaica Labour Party with television and online advertisements for the upcoming local government elections.

Since the announcement of the November 28 polls, the JLP has been running a series of ads on television, radio and online with very little from the opposition party.

PNP general secretary-designate, Julian Robinson, said the party is aware but will be focusing on a community-based campaign.

 

Robinson also downplayed suggestions that the party, hit by a donations scandal in the summer, does not have the money to mount a serious ad campaign. 

He said the party has to spend strategically.

 

PNP general secretary designate, Julian Robinson

Meanwhile, Robinson said the party has not received an update from the Office of the Contractor General on its probe into the donations scandal.

The OCG initiated the probe following allegations from senior party figures that the party got kickbacks from Chinese companies doing business with the Government.

Questions sent to the OCG by The Gleaner requesting an update have not be answered.