It was a high energy day in the eastern parish of St. Thomas.
Party supporters clad in orange and green shirts made their way to nomination centres in a parish with two seats. Both of which are marginals. Both political parties are locked in a battle to win the two seats.
In East St. Thomas, the JLP’s Delano Seiveright was the first to be nominated at 10:53 this morning.
He arrived at the EOJ’s office in Morant Bay flanked by jubilant supporters who walked with him along Church Street.
He spoke confidently of victory against the incumbent MP Dr. Fenton Ferguson.
One supporter says Mr. Seiveright provided the better option for the youth in the constituency.
At midday the self styled five star general, Dr Fenton Ferguson, arrived with a huge crowd of supporters.
A motorcade of at least 12 buses with supporters shouting the name of the man who they say will be given a sixth term in office.
He was nominated at 12:26 with his son Dr. Lincoln Ferguson and fiancé Blossom by his side. Dr. Ferguson says he’s pleased with nomination day.
This woman was almost moved to tears as she made an impassioned plea for her MP.
Meanwhile over in Western St. Thomas, the JLP’s James Robertson says he was overwhelmed by the support.
Meanwhile the PNP candidate, Marsha Francis was nominated at about 1:30pm at the Yallahs Primary School. She says she plans to tackle unemployment in the constituency.