Posted on February 26, 2020
The two men involved in Sunday’s altercation involving People’s National Party and Jamaica Labour Party supporters in Clarendon South East have been charged with assault.
This was revealed by PNP caretaker for the constituency, Patricia Duncan Sutherland.
It was reported that a Jamaica Labour Party supporter, who was campaigning for next Monday’s by-election, was attacked by persons aligned to the People’s National Party.
However, Mrs Duncan Sutherland told Radio Jamaica News on Wednesday that the altercation between the two men was not politically motivated but was a domestic issue, regarding the mother of one of the men.
She insisted that the matter should not have reached the level of the Political Ombudsman, with whom a meeting has been scheduled Wednesday.
She said while she was not invited to the meeting with the Ombudsman, she will be there to provide support.
Mrs Duncan Sutherland is hoping the matter will be resolved said through mediation at the community level.
She said the PNP had not been campaigning on the day of the incident.
Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown confirmed with Radio Jamaica News that she will be meeting Wednesday with the men involved in Sunday’s incident.
The meeting is taking place in the constituency.
Mrs Parchment Brown has invited the general secretaries of the JLP and the PNP to another meeting following Wednesday’s discussions.