Vote-buying Allegations Will Not Influence Election Outcome, Political Analysts Argue

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Political Analyst, Helene Davis Whyte, is describing as hypocrisy, claims, and counterclaims about vote-buying, from members of the Rise United and ONEPNP camps. 

The controversy surfaced yesterday, as campaign activities for the People’s National Party internal elections heat up. 

Mrs Davis Whyte says vote-buying will not have much impact on how delegates vote. 

Helene Davis Whyte, Political Analyst. 

Meanwhile, Political Commentator, Jaevion Nelson is rejecting what he says is the notion that Jamaicans are easily bought. 

Jaevion Nelson, Political Commentator. 

They were speaking last evening on Nationwide @5. 

In the meantime, Mr. Nelson says Saturday’s internal election results, will be close. 

Jaevion Nelson, Political Commentator. 

And Political Analyst, Kevin O’Brien Chang, says he was disturbed by photos circulating on social media, with members of the ONEPNP camp posing with alleged dons. 

Yesterday, Bunting’s Rise United team chided ONEPNP, saying it’s saddened that it’s using washed-up so-called dons in a feeble attempt to force delegates to return Phillips as president of the 81-year old political party.

Mr O’Brien Chang says it’s time we rid politics of the links to gang violence. 

Kevin O’Brien Chang, Political Analyst.

He says he’s confident the PNP delegates will make the right decision on Saturday. 

Kevin O’Brien Chang, Political Analyst.

They were speaking last evening on Nationwide @5. 



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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