The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica, PSOJ, And Jamaica Chamber of Commerce have joined a growing number of voices in calling for Central Westmoreland MP, George Wright to resign from the House of Representatives.
In a Joint statement this morning the PSOJ and JCC say a violent and disgusting viral video showing a man assaulting a woman with his hands and with a stool that was circulated in early April is forever seared into the minds of countless Jamaicans.
It says the sheer and sustained brutality that was on display was outrageous at first sight which was further exacerbated by the allegation that the perpetrator was a member of the nation’s Parliament.
Chevon Campbell tells us more.
Police have closed the investigation into the video of which the man assaulting the woman is alleged to be the Central Westmoreland MP, George Wright.
Wright has not been charged and to date has not confirmed or denied if he is the man in the video.
The PSOJ says it notes this lack of confirmation or denial of his involvement to either the police or his parliamentary colleagues.
The Organization says it is of the view of that the Member of Parliament should do the honourable thing and resign his seat in Parliament.
They say this even in the knowledge that there has not been a conclusive investigative or court-directed process regarding the identification of the assailant in the video.
The PSOJ says the alleged assailant has stepped down from representing his party, parliamentary caucus and has indicated a desire to remain in Parliament as an independent MP
It says this will not suffice.
The Private sector group says since at this point the alleged perpetrator has not publicly insisted on his unequivocal innocence to his colleagues and to the police, he is not of the calibre that belongs in Parliarnent.