Independent candidate in the Papine Division, George Planto, says his intention is not to split the JLP vote on local government election day.

Planto ran on the JLP’s ticket in the division in 2016 but was beaten by Venesha Phillips who contested the division for the PNP. The JLP booted Planto from the party on Friday after he was nominated as an independent candidate.

Mr. Planto says he’s offering an alternative to those people who’ve turned their back on the JLP and PNP.

George Planto, Independent Candidate in the Papine Division. He was speaking Monday on Nationwide This Morning.

Venesha Phillips will be seeking to win the division for the JLP, having done so for the PNP in 2012 and 2016 local elections. The PNP’s candidate is Darrington Ferguson.