Dr. Dayton Campbell, General Secretary of the People’s National Party(PNP), has called into question why the Prime Minister has not had his Minister of Security and the Commissioner of Police removed from their positions.
While addressing party followers at the South West constituency conference that was held over the weekend, Dr. Campbell spoke on the growing lack of confidence of the Jamaican people in the Minister of Security, Dr. Horace Chang, and the Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson. Recalling a statement reportedly made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on a previous occasion, Dr. Campbell asked what the Prime Minister was waiting for to have the aforementioned officials removed.
“When the current Prime Minister was leader of opposition, he made a statement that if the country loses confidence in a minister, then that minister must go…I saw a Don Anderson pole…and in that pole, it said that 93% of the country said they don’t have any confidence in Horace Chang or the Commissioner of Police. So I want to ask the Prime Minister what are you waiting on to change your Minister of National Security and change the Commissioner of Police,” Dr Campbell stated.
The Don Anderson poll was commissioned by the RJR GLEANER Communications Group and reported that 93 percent of Jamaicans said they had little or no confidence in the country’s Minister of National Security and 91 percent had little or no confidence in the Commissioner. The polling team interviewed 1,113 people during the period July 16 to July 26, 2022.
Speaking on government policies, Dr. Campbell said that his party would only support policies brought forward by the Holness-led government if they were good policies created in the best interests of Jamaicans. “When government not protecting Jamaican people, we have a right fi bun fire pan government,” Dr. Campbell said.