The Office of the Political Ombudsman is a fair and neutral Commission of Parliament tasked with the duty to investigate breaches of the Code of Conduct by political party members and their supporters.
I unequivocally condemn the attack made against the political activist on the team of Mr. Pearnel Charles Jr. in Clarendon early this morning. I wish him a swift and complete recovery. I encourage all Jamaicans to be reminded of our motto “Out of Many One People” and for us to strive to remain grounded and unified.
It is with regret therefore, that I have to comment on the statements made by Mr. Charles Jr. this morning on Nationwide 90 FM. My statement is on twitter. That deplorable act of violence is to be condemned by all as I said earlier. In these times all candidates knowing the impact of statements they make should ensure that they do not undermine the public confidence in Jamaica’s democratic process when persons are already in a state of distrust.
I have already launched an investigation into the killing of Mr. Paul Henry and the JCF has issued a statement suggesting that they are also pursuing several leads not related to politics. The attack this morning to another JLP worker is being investigated by this Office and the Police.
I will be on the ground this week.