JLP and PNP Nomination Day Scenes: Holness, Golding and Supporters in the Streets of Jamaica – Watch Videos and See Photos

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 9:09 PM GMT-5

Following the announcement of the date for the Local Government elections, masses of supporters of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) took to the streets of Jamaica on Thursday for Nomination Day.

Following a prolonged wait for the Local Government elections since the last in 2016, the 2024 elections are scheduled for February 26. Ahead of election day, candidates vying for councillor seats in the electoral divisions across the country and for Mayor of the Municipality of Portmore took to the streets earlier today.

As Nomination Day unfolded, seemingly hundreds of green and orange-clad JLP and PNP devotees could be seen on the streets in the constituencies across the island. The day was primarily a time of jubilation as supporters rallied around their chosen candidates, travelling in motorcades or marching on the streets.

However, the day was not incident-free, with JLP and PNP supporters captured on video at odds as an altercation unfolded on the road. In the video, an officer can be seen preventing the verbal exchange from getting physical and parting both men as tensions flared.

Elsewhere, supporters were seen in much calmer spirits, partaking in dancing, drinking, and smoking.

The leader of the current governing party, Prime Minister Andrew Holness, also took to the streets to support the JLP’s potential councillors. Sharing a few Nomination Day photographs on his Instagram page, Holness called for the party’s supporters to stand behind the candidates.

“As nominations unfold for councillors and candidates nationwide, let’s stand behind our dedicated Jamaica Labour Party candidates, steadfast in their commitment to #BuildingForYou and your communities. Your dreams, our commitment, let’s create a community and country we’re all proud to call home,” Holness wrote.

The prime minister went on to declare Nomination Day a success, sharing that no violence or disruptions were reported.

The leader of the opposition Mark Golding was also out and about with supports as shown below:

View more scenes from Nomination Days below.

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