The Grenadian electorate has been told that it is critical that they be guided by sound judgment when they go to the polls on Tuesday.
The incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) is making a claim for it to be returned to Office for a second term to complete projects that are in the pipeline.
Prime Minister and Political Leader of the NDC Tillman Thomas told a campaign rally last week Sunday in St. John that his government has a “very good foundation,” and they need to build on it.
He said the country deserves good leadership that is competent, capable and trustworthy.
“Grenada deserves a leadership that would not use public office for private gains. Grenada deserves a leadership that would stand up and face the world. Grenada needs a leadership that would not seek immunity in a foreign land from prosecution”, he added.
“Grenada needs a leadership that would protect the heritage of this country, and Grenada needs a leadership that would reflect the core values of our society – honesty, integrity and respect for the rule of law,” he said.
His reference to seeking immunity in a foreign land refers to the act of former Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to apply to the U.S Justice Department just before the 2008 general election to seek immunity from prosecution in a case related to an alleged acceptance of US$500, 000.00 in bribery payment from imprisoned fraudster, Eric Resteiner.
Prime Minister Thomas told the large gathering assembled on the Cuthbert Peters Park that there is no other political party in the country that can offer that type of leadership than Congress.
He said that on Tuesday the electorate will have to decide whether they will continue with the good governance agenda of the NDC administration or return to the days of reckless decisions.
“NDC is the best choice”, said PM Thomas who will be leading his party for the third time in an election.
The Prime Minister articulated some of the major projects that are due to come on stream this year including the Parliament Building with funds secured from Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
He also spoke about the coming on stream of the University of the West Indies Open Campus at Hope, St. Andrew’s.
Deputy Political Leader Nazim Burke who also addressed the rally told the people to carefully decide about the choice they will make on February 19.
Burke urged the electorate to examine the records of the two major political parties in making their decision on Tuesday.
The NDC No.2 man who served as Finance Minister gave a commitment that his government will not lay off any public servant and there would be a re-organisation of the service, which would see workers being trained to become more efficient public officers.