The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has launched 2013 general election re-election bid y reminding supporters that it has no intention of going back to the pre-2008 period when the party was in opposition.
Newly elected chairman, Kenrick Fullerton, told the annual convention here on Sunday that “the message from the Grenadian people is clear, and we must hear them; that we must do better because going back to the wastage and mismanagement and national tension that existed before 2008, is not an option.
“The path to an electoral victory in 2013 must be paved on the road to a better delivery of services – a speedier and more efficient distribution to the people. The path to electoral victory in 2013 means we must no longer use this worldwide recession as a fair explanation but as a good opportunity to show the stuff we are made out of, “ he told supporters.
“The pressures of this recession have torn at the heart of our families and it has unbalanced our movement. Instead of being bold, we sometimes have instead been conservative and fearful. Instead of trusting our best instincts, we have been suspicious and judgmental.
“Instead of understanding that there will always be more things that unite us, rather than set us apart, we have lost our even-handedness and fanned the flames of tribalism. Instead of pushing for inclusivity, we have sought shelter in factionalism. Instead of looking forward, when we are questioned, we retreat and we look back. We keep harping on what we were as an excuse for standing still.”
Fullerton told supporters gathered in the St Patrick North East Constituency of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, “in the coming weeks and months, our party must become even more activist. It’s a road that we must take if we have to avoid any heartache two years from now. Frankly there is no alternative.
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