#NominationDay: South St Andrew – Golding taking no chances
Syranno Baines, Gleaner Writer
The People's National Party (PNP) South St Andrew standard-bearer, Mark Golding has said while he does not expect a closely fought by-election, he's not treating the October 30 polls as a formality and is approaching it as a serious task.
Golding is vying for the seat left vacant by PNP stalwart Dr Omar Davis and will go up against the Jamaica Labour Party's Dane Dennis.
"I'm doing the work that I should be doing and we're aware of the voting patterns in the past and as such we're looking for a strong turnout," Golding told The Gleaner this morning.
The attorney declared that he has forged a bond with his constituents in the past few months and while he "realistic" as a member of the opposition, He has listed peace and security, employment opportunities and education as areas of focus if successful.
“I've been doing this for some months now and I've gotten to know them well and they've gotten to know me and we have a good bond and I'm happy to share this day with them,” added Golding.
Scores of PNP supporters flocked the community centre in Avon Park, this morning and as the crowd swelled, so did the energy and in short order it was a party like atmosphere.
The massive then marched to St Luke's Anglican Church where Golding was nominated at minutes after 10 a.m.