Donna Parchment Brown, the political ombudsman, has called on residents of Kingston Central who are aware of vote buying leading up to the general election on September 3, to lodge official reports with her office.
“Money drop”, was the chorus being sung on Monday when The Gleaner visited areas in the constituency such as Allman Town and Tel-Aviv, to find out the reasons behind residents, who over many decades have always voted for a People’s National Party (PNP) candidate, switching allegiance in 2020.
Scores of residents claimed that up to $15,000 was wrapped in T-shirts and given away by Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) personalities. The JLP’s Donovan Williams emerged victorious over the PNP’s Imani Duncan-Price.
The Gleaner attempted to contact Williams and Duncan-Price for comments on the vote-buying claims, but calls to their mobiles went unanswered.