‘I love my people’; ‘President Dudus’
BY DONNA HUSSEY-WHYTE Observer staff reporter email@example.com
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
ONLY a week after his extradition to the United States, some vendors in downtown Kingston have decided to capitalise on the popularity of Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, by printing and selling buttons in his honour, even as they express their support for the man once known as the ‘President’.
“A our president and nothing cyaan change that,” one women seen selling the buttons on Princess Street for $200, told Chat! “That man is full of love for his people, you notice what him seh when they were taking him away? Well is that the buttons them seh to. Cause we love Prezi! A Dudus for life! That we seh!”
The buttons, which are orange and black, depicting the colours of the Tivoli Gardens football team, bears the words, “I love my people” at the top with the words ‘President Dudus’ at the bottom.
The words on the buttons were those spoken by Coke while he was being led away by marshals in New York City to the facility where he was being held before his trial.
“A Tivoli me come from,” one man seen wearing the button said. “So is the President we say!”