By Milton Coy, GTC Radio/TV
St. George’s: January 13th 2013: Grenadians will go to the polls on Tuesday 19th February 2013. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas to thousands of NDC supporters at a rally in Sauteurs, St. Patrick on Sunday January 13th.
This puts an end to speculation about when General Elections will be held. The announcement was greeted with shouts of jubilation, dancing and celebrations by members of the NDC who formed ‘a sea of yellow’ in the northern parish.
Earlier in the evening, the NDC presented all the caretakers for the fifteen constituencies. There are ten new faces on the NDC team for the upcoming elections: Ali Dowden, Dr. George Vincent, Dennoth Modeste, Merle Byer, Franka Bernadine, Joseph Andall, Harrison Fleary, Rondell Robinson, Terry Hillaire and Adrian Thomas. The team is completed with: Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, V. Nazim Burke, Sylvester Quarless, Patrick Simmons, Alleyne Walker
Prime Minister told supporters that the NDC is the best party to take Grenada forward and called on Grenadians to ensure that the NDC is given a second term to complete the transformation of Grenada’s economic development.
Outlining the achievements of the party since 2008, Prime Minister Thomas said with a new mandate NDC will continue to build on the five transformational sectors designed to take Grenada forward.
The main opposition NNP is also holding a public rally in St. David to present their caretakers for the elections. Up to the time of writing there was no immediate reaction for the NNP regarding the date for elections.