OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Audley Shaw Sunday night reiterated his intention to amend the constitution of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to allow delegates to decide who will fill vacant positions in the party if he is elected leader at next month's annual conference.
"From the 10th of November forward, never again will a few of us at the head table gather together in a back room or corner room and decide who will be leader," he said. "No sankey must ever sing so in the JLP."
Shaw has consistently argued that position on his campaign for the leadership, which he hopes to wrest from Andrew Holness.
Addressing supporters at a meeting at Ocho Rios High School on Sunday, Shaw, a deputy leader of the Opposition party, said if elected leader, one of the things he will be ensuring is that the people's voice is heard in the party.
He said when there is a vacancy in the party, "the issue must be put to the delegates of the Jamaica Labour Party. Let them decide who they want to lead them".
He however stressed that letting the people's voice be heard will be more than choosing a leader.
Shaw also told his supporters that he will share his vision for the party and Jamaica at a press conference scheduled for tomorrow.
He however discussed several issues that he said could improve the country.
According to him, the Government should take over infant schools across the island in order to improve the quality of education in these institutions. This, he advised, would also provide opportunities for more trained teachers.
Another point he raised with delegates and supporters was that the Government should
make it easier to do business in Jamaica.
He also told the supporters that he was the one to not only lead the JLP but to ensure that the party
returns to power in the next general election.