The Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) presumptive candidate for South West Clarendon Kent Gammon has filed a complaint with Office of the Political Ombudsman following an incident on Saturday (August 17).
Gammon in his letter to the Ombudsman alleges that supporters from the Opposition’s People’s National Party (PNP) blocked off some roadways in the constituency preventing him from carrying out campaigning activities.
The JLP’s candidate also accused PNP supporters of using party paraphernalia in an intimidating way noting that flags were flashed at them, along with debris and other material littered along the roadway to prevent them from driving through.
“On Saturday 15th of August 2020 at approximately 2:00 p.m. myself along with JLP supporters ina motorcade was blocked by PNP supporters right by Polling Station 27 Tabernacle Church,” said Gammon in his letter.
“PNP supporters in orange clad shirts with flags were flashing them at us as if to hit and they put old car doors and logs to block our motorcade from entering Havana Heights proper,” added Gammon.
Photos and videos from the incident have been in heavy circulation on social media platforms, The Den has shared below footage we obtained from a social media source with relation to the incident.