Angry Comrades Demand Damion Crawford

A crowd of PNP supporters this afternoon descended on the party’s Old Hope Road Headquarters and demanded that Prime Minister Simpson Miller install Damion Crawford as the party’s candidate for North Trelawny.

On November 4 tempers flared among PNP supporters in North Trelawny when the party announced businessman JP White as its candidate

Today several bus loads of party supporters who say they are from Northern Trelawny journeyed to the party’s Old Hope Road headquarters in St. Andrew where they told us senior PNP members were meeting inside.

The supporters demanded that Damion Crawford be installed as their candidate.

The supporters say influential forces in Trelawny are attempting to impose JP White on the constituency. But they say they will not have it.

This week former MP for the area the Dr. Patrick Harris attacked Mr. Crawford. Dr. Harris described Crawford as disrespectful and said he should be kept out of Northern Trelawny.

The PNP supporters who turned up at Old Hope Road today expressed their anger at Dr. Harris.

The Comrades are also angry at PNP General Secretary Paul Burke.

They demanded a meeting with Prime Minister and PNP President Portia Simpson Miller.

Calls placed this afternoon to Mr. Burke were not answered. When contacted, Mr. White, declined to comment.