SEVERAL supporters of the People's National Party who attended Thursday's funeral service in honour of Portmore Mayor George Lee were fuming that they were left stranded at the church.
Speaking with the Jamaica Observer after the service, they complained that none of the three members of Parliament in Portmore had made provisions to transport them from Power of Faith Ministries to the burial site at Dovecot Memorial Gardens in St Catherine.
The MPs in Portmore are Colin Fagan (South East St Catherine), Arnaldo Brown (East Central St Catherine) and Fitz Jackson (South St Catherine).
"Dem shoulda have a bus to Dovecot, because a lot of us want to go, but we cannot go. Is only who have dem drive can go. Is a disgrace!" said a woman who declined giving her name, but who said she lived in Hellshire.
"When dem done dem seh dem check fi di poor. An see wi deh yah stan' up out yah so cyaan go Dovecot. Dis a disrespect. Dis ah slackness!" said another woman, who gave her name as Julie.
Her comment about the poor was an obvious jab at Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who has repeatedly said she will do everything possible to protect the interest of the poor.
The group contended that in the same way the political directorate procures buses to transport supporters to the National Arena for their annual conferences, they should have done the same for the occasion of George Lee's funeral.
"Mi leave mi work fi come support mi mayor, and ah so dem treat mi? Di MP dem dis mi!" Miss Pauline from Cumberland said.
Making their claim, the irate Comrades said the Opposition Jamaica Labour Party would not treat their supporters with such disdain.
"Labourite nah treat dem people so," a female member of the group shouted.
"Wi love wi party, but wi nuh love people inna di party weh ah (treat wi so)," added Danny Lee.
"I'm a very understanding individual, but what I'm saying is why didn't they provide the bus dem before so that the people of South East St Catherine wouldn't have to be standing out here like this?
"Mr Colin Fagan don't respect the people dem weh put him in power," he continued before being roughly pulled away by two men who declared that the Observer was a "Labourite paper" and that the Comrades should therefore not grant us any interviews.