The PNP candidate for the Moneague Division, Lloyd Garrick, says the Member of Parliament for South East St. Ann, Lisa Hanna played a role in his defeat at the polls on Monday.
Mr. Garrick received fewer votes than the JLP’s Delroy Kelly who won the division and the Independent candidate Vernon Williams.
Mr. Garrick is among several comrades who believes Mr. Williams was encouraged to run as an independent candidate by the MP.
He believes this move lead to his failure to retain the strong PNP division.
In an interview on Nationwide Radio on Wednesday, Miss. Hanna said she had warned the PNP for two years that several divisions in the Parish were in danger of falling to the JLP.
She said these warnings were ignored by the party’s leadership and secretariat.
But Mr. Garrick, who was among three councillors in South East St Ann who were at loggerheads with the MP, says Ms. Hanna didn’t use her influence adequately to help secure the division.
In the meantime, South East St. Ann Member of Parliament, the PNP’s Lisa Hanna is maintaining that she had nothing to do with the nomination of the Independent candidates for divisions in her constituency.
However, she admitted that she played no part in the party’s campaign for the Moneague and Claremont divisions.