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Cant wait for November 10,2013 to come, with these nastiness happening. Holness Portmore billboard defaced Shaw says it could have been done by supporters of JLP leader BY KIMMO MATTHEWS Observer staff reporter [email protected] Saturday, November 02, 2013 Tweet THE Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leadership race took a nasty turn yesterday with the defacement of a billboard of the party leader Andrew Holness in Portmore, St Catherine. Holness is being challenged by one of his deputies, Audley Shaw, at the November 10 annual conference of the Opposition party, amid what has turned out to be bitter rivalry between supporters of both men. Yesterday, Holness’s Team JLP reacted with anger to the throwing of cement on the Portmore billboard of the party leader. Robert Nesta Morgan, communication officer for the Opposition leader, told the Observer that the incident was the second reported in recent weeks and described the development as “an all-time low” in the leadership race. “… The first was where a canvas with the image of Holness was torn down from a billboard,” said Morgan. Shaw, in firing back at the criticism, said he would not put it past members of the Holness camp to carry out the act themselves, then seek to blame his team. “Nothing like that would have my sanction and approval,” said Shaw, who said members from his camp were being wrongly accused. “… As far as I am concerned, knowing how devious they are, they probably defaced it themselves and [are attempting] to put the blame on us. I would not put it beyond them,” Shaw told the Observer last night. Morgan, at the same time, described the incident as “most revolting and repugnant”. There were mixed reactions from members of the public who were asked to comment on the incident. Right now, we believe is persons who oppose Holness in the leadership race carry out the act,” said one man. However, he was quickly chastised for his comments by another man who argued that people with a hidden agenda could have defaced the billboard. “The sign has been there for a while and it was not defaced before, so we believe this was done to trigger tensions,” said another. Yesterday, Morgan said members from team Holness were hoping that the conduct in the internal election would have been at a level where both sides would have been mutually respectful, pointing out that the billboard incident was a “telltale sign” that the campaign was going down “a path that we would certainly would not want it to go down”. He added: “We are hoping that we will have the conduct of the poll come Sunday, November 10 that is free and fair and free from fear.” Approximately 5,100 delegates have been registered to vote in the November 10 JLP leadership election. THE Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leadership race took a nasty turn yesterday with the defacement of a billboard of the party leader Andrew Holness in Portmore, St Catherine. Holness is being challenged by one of his deputies, Audley Shaw, at the November 10 annual conference of the Opposition party, amid what has turned out to be bitter rivalry between supporters of both men. Yesterday, Holness’s Team JLP reacted with anger to the throwing of cement on the Portmore billboard of the party leader. Robert Nesta Morgan, communication officer for the Opposition leader, told the Observer that the incident was the second reported in recent weeks and described the development as “an all-time low” in the leadership race. “… The first was where a canvas with the image of Holness was torn down from a billboard,” said Morgan. Shaw, in firing back at the criticism, said he would not put it past members of the Holness camp to carry out the act themselves, then seek to blame his team. “Nothing like that would have my sanction and approval,” said Shaw, who said members from his camp were being wrongly accused. “… As far as I am concerned, knowing how devious they are, they probably defaced it themselves and [are attempting] to put the blame on us. I would not put it beyond them,” Shaw told the Observer last night. Morgan, at the same time, described the incident as “most revolting and repugnant”. There were mixed reactions from members of the public who were asked to comment on the incident. Right now, we believe is persons who oppose Holness in the leadership race carry out the act,” said one man. However, he was quickly chastised for his comments by another man who argued that people with a hidden agenda could have defaced the billboard. “The sign has been there for a while and it was not defaced before, so we believe this was done to trigger tensions,” said another. Yesterday, Morgan said members from team Holness were hoping that the conduct in the internal election would have been at a level where both sides would have been mutually respectful, pointing out that the billboard incident was a “telltale sign” that the campaign was going down “a path that we would certainly would not want it to go down”. He added: “We are hoping that we will have the conduct of the poll come Sunday, November 10 that is free and fair and free from fear.” Approximately 5,100 delegates have been registered to vote in the November 10 JLP leadership election. Read more: jamaicaobserver/news/Holness-Portmore-billboard-defaced#ixzz2jY333gsK
Posted on: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 02:59:35 +0000

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