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Former minister criticises Grenada's leadership
Published on February 13, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A former Grenada government minister, who was expelled from the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), has urged Grenadians not to vote for the party in general elections next Tuesday.

Karl Hood, who resigned as foreign minister last May, is throwing his support behind the New National Party (NNP) of former prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell.

Hood, appearing on the political platform at a recent NNP meeting, accused Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and his deputy Nazim Burke of failed leadership and of betraying Grenadians.

“This election is all about leadership; about who can lead this country where it ought to go. I dare say that Tillman Thomas and Nazim Burke have proven they can't do so,” Hood told the meeting.

According to Hood, “The party that I have been a part of has betrayed the goodwill of the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. That's why I stand here to tonight and endorse the candidature of the New National Party.”

The NDC, in a statement, said it was not perturbed by Hood’s action, with party officials predicting victory on Tuesday.

There have been rumours that former tourism minister, Peter David, will be appearing at the NNP’s final campaign rally in St George’s on Sunday.

David, Hood and eight others were expelled from the NDC at its 2012 annual convention last September.

None of the expelled members has endorsed the NDC or any of its candidates running in Tuesday’s national poll; and some have stated publicly that they will not be voting for the National Democratic Congress.
 
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