The People’s National Party, PNP, is denouncing as misinformation and falsehoods, Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ recent comments about their opposition to pre-charge detention.

PNP general secretary, Dr. Dayton Campbell says at no point did the PNP reject its use.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Dr. Campbell says the proposal was put forward by the JCF during Joint Select Committee discussions for the anti-gang legislation.

While the PNP did not object, he says the opposition was sceptical about the feasibility of completing investigations within a reasonable period of time.

This was particularly concerning in a context where Jamaicans have languished in custody for over a year during States of Public Emergency.

Dr. Campbell says the prime minister is attempting to deflect from the failures of his administration through the use of misinformation.

Dr. Dayton Campbell, General Secretary of the People’s National Party.⁥