‘Can’t give hun­gry man the food f i carry’

Jamaica Gleaner - - FRONT PAGE - Shanna Mon­teith Gleaner Writer

FIFTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD JER­MAINE Mur­dock of Ch­eswick in East­ern St Thomas told The Gleaner he was once an avid sup­porter of the Peo­ple’s Na­tional Party (PNP) in both the lo­cal and gen­eral elections un­til, he said, he saw the light.

Mur­dock boldly re­vealed that his bal­lot be­longs to the sit­ting coun­cil­lor for the Dalvey divi­sion, Michael McLeod of the Ja­maica Labour Party.

“The man has been work­ing. Him de­fend ev­ery­thing weh we need. Him de­fend the schools here, the road, and him build a su­per­mar­ket and em­ploy a lot of peo­ple. We can say him do things,” he said as he de­fended his choice.


And though Mur­dock him­self made a switch in al­le­giance, he says he could never vote for Jairzenho Bai­ley, a for­mer JLP can­di­date who once con­tested Dr Fen­ton Fer­gu­son for the po­si­tion of mem­ber of par­lia­ment for East­ern St Thomas.

Bai­ley yes­ter­day failed in his bid to be­come coun­cil­lor for Dalvey on a PNP ticket. He tal­lied 1,304 votes to McLeod’s 1,710.

The Ch­eswick res­i­dent said he has no con­fi­dence in Bai­ley.

“Bai­ley was a Labourite, but when him re­alise him can’t win Dr [Fer­gu­son], him switch to PNP. All him a look is power,” Mur­dock said, adding that he can­not af­ford to do any­thing that will help Bai­ley achieve the power he is al­legedly seek­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to him: “I can’t give hun­gry man the food fi carry, or else him a guh eat it out.”

Jer­maine Mur­dock

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