Grenada, CMC – Grenada’s two major political parties were entering the final 24 hours of their campaign for Tuesday’s general election, buoyed by the large turnout of supporters Sunday and predicting a win that allow them to govern this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country for the next five years.
Supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), dressed in their yellow T-shirts gathered at an old disused airstrip at Pearls in the north east of the island, while supporters of the main opposition New National Party (NNP), clad in their green jerseys crowded the playing field at Tanteen just on the outskirts of the capital.
Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, seeking another five year term in office, said his party was committed to building a country “where we will all live in harmony” while Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Mitchell, whose NNP was routed in the 2008 general election said, “February 19 is the day when you will change the future of this beautiful island”.
The rallies were preceded by motorcades, as supporters waving flags, and motorists honking their horns, joined party officials in a last minute bid to woe undecided voters. The rallies were also interspersed with religious music in keeping with the Lenten season here and a call by the churches for the political parties to observe the occasion.
Both the NDC and the NNP have called on supporters to observe the religious event in prayer. The NNP said it had declared Monday, a day of prayer and reflection.