Pearnel Charles denies stoning polling station
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Jamaica Labour Jamaica (JLP) Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon, Pearnel Charles, is denying reports that he and party supporters stoned a polling station in Berkshire, Westmoreland this morning.
Luther Buchanan, during an interview with The Gleaner alleged that he received reports from field representatives that a senior member of the JLP had blocked the road and was stoning the polling station in the area.
Opposition Senator Anthony Johnson heard the reports and said he would investigate.
â€œThe PNP has such strong support in the constituency and it would be unwise for anyone to do such a thing but I will look into it,â€? the Senator said.
A few minutes later, Mr. Charles told The Gleaner that the reports were referring to him and that they were untrue. He gave his version of what happened.
â€œI were having a discussion with two people, one dressed in green and one in orange. A man driving a car in our direction, accelerated threefold, almost hitting us. I shouted to him that he was mad. He then reversed the car in our direction and I hit the bonnet.â€?
â€œThere was a heated argument and now only to hear that I am leading a crowd of Labourites in stoning a polling station. That is not true,â€? Mr. Charles said.