by Linda Straker
- Constitutionally, general election is due no later than June 2023
- NNP is seeking to return to office for a third consecutive term
Dr Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister and Political Leader of the ruling New National Party (NNP), has disclosed that he will make a big announcement to the nation on Saturday, 14 May 2022.
Speaking at the Wednesday evening launch of Delma Thomas who will be contesting the St Andrew North West constituency, Dr Mitchell said, “I told you I understand the mood of the country. The people want to vote, I understand this…make sure everybody gets registered. Make sure you do your canvas, do your one in ten. Make sure that everything is ready.” The meeting was punctuated with music and messages of support from other candidates.
“When the bell rings, which is soon, I go tell you this: There will be no time for registration after that, I am going straight to the thing, straight, straight to the thing. It’s time to put the ink on your finger and put the pen in your hands and put it right for Delma Thomas,” he said.
Dr Mitchell can name a date for election at any time. He told the jubilant gathering, “I am going to start the ball rolling on Saturday, with a major announcement on Saturday in Telescope, so come one and all.”
Constitutionally, the general election is due no later than June 2023, but it is widely believed it will be held sometime in 2022. The two main political parties have named candidates for the 15 constituencies that will be contested, while the smaller political organisations are yet to name candidates for each constituency.
The NNP is seeking to return to office for a third consecutive term. After losing the 2008 General Elections, the party returned to administer the affairs of the country in 2013. It won all the constituencies in the 2013 General Election and made history when it won all 15 seats again in 2018.
Grenadians should be able to vote regardless which part of the world their live. A Grenadian is a Grenadian is a Grenadian.
Remittance amounts to billions and yet Grenadians don’t have say. Using the them versus us which makes conversation mute.
When will national debate become standard during election.
Grenadians can’t compete with rich foreigners who gobble up all lands. Land ownership is dream and move further away from most Grenadians.
CBI should be canceled.
A simple question must be asked by Grenadians: Is Grenada better off today than is was in 2013? Under leadership of Mitchell and his cohorts, Grenada has been brought to the brink of ruin – and the pandemic is not the reason. The reason is the abject ineptness of Mitchell and he has put on place to run the affairs of Grenada. Based on the current condition of Grenada, it is abundantly clear that Mitchell and those in leadership woefully lack a vision and plan for guiding Grenada to be a thriving, competitive country among the community of nations. If Grenada wants to see the country go over the cliff while Mitchell fidgets with the controls, then make the mistake of returning him to office. Enough is enough.
Anxious to see formal Election being called. Many in the Diaspora leery seeing the Doc running again and again; as this Homeland been looted to the bones while the fat cats bulging in splendor & great wealth.
Waiting to have our voices speak loud and clear on that.
This will be like no other circus act but spotlight on corruption.