In immediate response to the election date, United Progressive Party leader Harold Lovell has said that its one year early because “things are not normal.”
Prime Minister Gaston Browne says voters will go to the poll on March 21 to allow for continuity in government.
However, Lovell told a video presentation that the Gaston Browne government has “failed to deliver on its manifesto promises.”
“The truth that all of us outside the Browne circle know is that life is harder than ever after nearly four years of this wicked government.”
He said residents never enjoyed the benefits of low oil prices globally nor the revenues of the Citizenship by Investment Programme.
In addition, he said tourism did not enjoy the surge that neighbouring island like St. Lucia did.
“We fell on the happiness index, we crashed on the nutrition scale and sank on every other meaningful indicator of prosperity.”
The UPP plans to put forward 16 candidates to contest the next general election.