After 51 minutes of silence .... PNP's Fisher gives himself good grade, says Keneisha Allen was worst debater

November 17, 2016
Everton Fisher

Mayor of Black River, Everton Fisher, has adjudged the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Keneisha Allen to have been the worst debater in the first Local Government debates held on Wednesday night.

Fisher, who was silent for the first 51 minutes of debate, told THE STAR ONLINE that while there are negative comments about his performance, he is confident that he distinguished himself on the stage.

He said Allen, councillor for the Spanish Town, was vulgar, petty and mischievous.Image result for kenisha allen, Jamaica gleaner

IN PHOTO: THE JLP'S KENEISHA ALLEN

According to Fisher, the PNP's Angela Brown Burke, mayor of Kingston, was the best debater. He also said that the JLP's Desmond McKenzie's performance was lacklustre.

Meanwhile, Fisher acknowledged that there have been negative comments about his performance.

One Twitter user questioned if Fisher was doing the #mannequinchallange?

"All now me nuh hear him talk #JamaicaDebates," the user said.

In response to the criticisms, Fisher said "People will from time to time make their analysis."

Asked to rate his performance, Fisher said: "You media people want to put me in trouble. I rate myself as having been very competitive."

Fisher, commenting on his debate performance, said he chose to remain silent in the opening 51 minutes because the questions posed related to matters "that I didn't think I should have made a comment on".

"Most of the issues that were dealt with in the first 51 minutes they were matters that were related either to the KSAC or some other matter related to the Corporate Area so I didn’t see it necessary to go in because it wouldn’t be my subject matter,” Fisher said.

"I could not speak for areas that I have no knowledge of. The subject matter that I was prepared for, they did not come up in that first 51 minutes," Fisher said.

“My subject matter was funding. ... How the councils are funded and the whole local government reform, none of which was discussed in that first 51 minutes.”

Fisher is contesting the Balaclava division for the PNP in the November 28 Local Government Elections.