October 27, 2020

Jamaica: Vote them out!

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screen-shot-2016-11-03-at-10-03-46-amMcKenzie urges citizens not to support non-performing politicians in local gov’t polls

By Anthony Lewis From Jamaica Observer

, Hanover — Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie is urging citizens to vote against non-performing politicians in the impending local government elections.

“You have a God-given right, and we talk about the gifts of God and the things that God has done for us. That is a gift that God has given unto every single Jamaican. The right to vote, the right to exercise that democratic right to refuse those of us who failed in our responsibilities,” McKenzie argued.

“And, I challenge the congregation this morning [Sunday] to use that power. Use it in a way that none of us will ever forget that you are the ones that hold the balance of power. If you don’t elect us, we can’t be elected. This is not a totalitarian system where we impose ourselves on you.”

The minister was addressing the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development National Church Service at the in Jamaica and the in Lucea, Hanover on Sunday, to mark the start of Local Government and Community Month.

IMAGE: Pastor of Lucea United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands Rev Glenroy Clarke (right) puts his hand on the head of Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie (third left) during prayers at the church service held in Lucea on Sunday to mark the start of Local Government and Community Month.

For more on this story go to: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/westernnews/Vote-them-out–_79253

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