With campaigning activities moving into full gear following the announcement by Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell that Grenadians will go to the polls on June 23, Bishop Clyde Martin Harvey of St Georges-in-Grenada has appealed to political parties to do their best to keep the standard of campaigning at a level that does not involve personal attacks and divisiveness of the people.
He reminds the parties “to keep the standard of the campaign high. Do not descend into the gutter. Tit for tat is not the way a Christian acts.”
A Christian, Bishop Harvey said, decides what the values are and decides to live by them. “So I hope and pray that our Church will be able to stand above the fray, that those who offer themselves for the fray will maintain the Christian principles and then at the end of it all, we will be able to become an agent of healing and unity for a Grenada that needs to move forward as one,” the Bishop said in a May 23 Good News Catholic Communications broadcast.
Referring to the political parties of Grenada, the New National Party (NNP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bishop Harvey stressed, “We don’t need to move forward in yellow (NDC) or green (NNP); we need to move forward as one because or flag is gold, green and red. So, we bring the flag together and we move forward as one country.”
This, Bishop Harvey said will have its own challenges, “we will address those challenges after the elections. But let us pray that God will give us a season until the 23rd in which we will all be able to look back on it and be proud…”