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Damion Crawford has a lot more left in him, says Portia

Published:Saturday | February 13, 2016 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter
Damion Crawford. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has said that Crawford is her son in whom she is well pleased.

Hours after Damion Crawford declared "I shall return", People's National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller on Friday said she will ensure he has a bright political future.

"Comrade Damion Crawford is my son in whom I am well pleased", Simpson Miller said.

"He has a lot more left in him to serve the People's National Party and to serve the people of Jamaica and I will see to that", she said.

The sidelined PNP member has joined forces with his old team in East Rural St Andrew in a bid to ensure the seat is retained in the upcoming general elections.

"I want to commend Comrade Peter Blake and Comrade Crawford for working with Comrade Imani in true PNP spirit", she said.

Crawford was replaced as the PNP standard bearer for East Rural St Andrew in an internal election.

Peter Blake, the man who beat him in the run-off was not given the torch.

The job was instead given to Imani Duncan Price who, on February 25 will be running against Juliet Holness, the wife of Opposition JLP Leader Andrew Holesss.

"She is a young start in the People's National Party. She is replacing another bright young star of the PNP", Simpson Miller said of Duncan Price.

Yesterday, Crawford, dressed in a pair of blue jeans and white shirt joined Duncan Price and members of the campaign team on stage at a PNP Youth Rally, sending the people into a frenzy.

"Unity in PNP family", Duncan Price, the PNP candidate said.

Despite his attempts to contain the crowd he was drowned out by the horns and vuvuzuela.

"Hol on. Wi nuh gone nuh weh. Wi deh yah same way", Crawford said, pulling the popular Mavado song.

But before he could further speak, PNP president Portia Simpson Miller arrived and Crawford's time at the microphone expired.