THE EDITOR, Sir:
Dear Mr Incumbent Leader and Mr Aspiring Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party:
I stood observing party supporters gearing up to head to your meetings to formally nominate you both and couldn't help myself from being disgusted at the state of Jamaican politics: The vulgar attitude, the tooting of horns, the sea of party colours, the overcrowded buses bursting at the seams.
How I long to see a change in the right direction! I reached the height of my disgust when I overheard a member of the convoy saying, "I can't spend my money because I haven't received any money to spend yet." The same old politics, buying the vote from seemingly mindless Jamaicans for a meal, two beers and maybe some cigarettes.
The aspiring leader was quoted as saying he's not for sale. And yet, there have been claims that votes are being bought, and bought cheaply.
We need a change for Jamaica that will see the nation move forward. We need a change of mind, a change of heart, and a change of politics and political leaders.