EDWARD Seaga, former leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Member of Parliament for West Kingston is calling for the resignation of his successor, Prime Minister Bruce Golding.
The man who built the community of Tivoli Gardens, Seaga is accusing Golding of mismanaging the United States extradition request for local area don Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, who is wanted on gun and drug trafficking charges.
“Frankly that is my view because he is showing day by day that he cannot cope,” Seaga said in an interview aired on TVJ last night.
He said that Golding should not have intervened in the extradition process and should seek another constituency. During a tour of the community yesterday residents strongly expressed their opposition to their MP whom they accuse of abandoning them to the assault by security forces that began Sunday.
The assault began after gunmen aligned to Coke attacked police. 73 people have been confirmed killed so far amid allegations that the death toll could be much higher. Just four guns have been seized together with more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition.
Seaga has said that an atrocity took place. He is also calling for Coke to surrender himself to authorities.
[Article update Jamaica Observer]