In the days leading up to the General Elections, the two main political parties have been holding rallies across the country, attracting men and women, even children, who cannot vote were seen donned in their party colours. But the two major political events were held on Sunday for the People’s United Party and on Monday for the United Democratic Party. Last night saw thousands gathered from the foot of the Belchina Bridge to the intersection of Vernon Street and Youth for the Future Drive. Just in front of the UDP’s Secretariat, a stage was set up where the thirty one candidates were seated. In the Prime Minister’s address to the gathering, he began by acknowledging his immediate family, among them were three of his four children. That was followed by his reminiscing of the Queen Square division and the first time he was elected in the area.
On Sunday night, the People’s United Party held its rally at the Pound Yard Bridge where they too had a large crowd of supporters. Party Leader, Francis Fonseca addressed the crowd, using this last opportunity to address the masses in public on the various national issues they have been campaigning on in recent months.
UDP’s Party Leader, Dean Barrow went on to speak of the reasons why his party deserves a third term.
Fonseca added that this election is a very important election as his speech was catered to the low income residents as he spoke of poverty and standard of living.
Aside from hoping to win tomorrow’s election, Fonseca is also looking to win the seat in the Freetown Division for the fourth consecutive term. Meanwhile, Dean Barrow has been serving as the Area Representative for Queen Square since 1984 in which he had beaten Ralph Fonseca by five hundred and eighty votes.