St. George’s, June 22, 2012 – As the fourth anniversary of Grenada’s last general election approaches, separate events to commemorate the occasion are being planned by government and the opposition New National Party (NNP).
The NNP, after 13 years in office, was ousted in national polls held on July 8, 2008.
The opposition, which recently failed to receive parliamentary support for a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, has scheduled its annual convention for next month.
The NNP, which is celebrating the 28th anniversary of its founding, will hold its 2012 convention and a rally on July 8 at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School. The theme is, “Reviewing Our Past, Charting Our Future. NNP – The Only Answer’’.
It is also reported that a “Prime Minister’s Rally’’ is also being scheduled for July 8 to highlight the work and achievements of the four-year-old government. The event is expected to be held in St. John.
A similar rally organized under the aegis of the prime minister on May 20 in St. Andrew also clashed with an NNP event held the same day in Gouyave, St. John.
There is no word on whether the National Democratic Congress, as a party, will be having any special activities on July 8 to commemorate the NDC’s triumphant 11 – 4 victory over the NNP in 2008.