Friday, January 19, 2018

3 parties to sign code of conduct

Contesting THA election...

TOBAGO Forwards, the Movement for Transformation and the Tobago Council for the People's National Movement have signalled their intention to sign on to the Code of Ethical Political Conduct, ahead of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election on January 23.

Representatives of each party will sign the code tomorrow.

The signing will be broadcast on Tobago Chan­nel 5's Rise and Shine programme.

The code was established in 2014 and was signed by the five pol­itical parties in Trinidad.

The code holds signatories to a promise to maintain high moral principles and ethical stan­dards and promo­ting and enforcing respect, tolerance and in­te­grity of the electoral pro­cess, a statement said yesterday.

Actions prohibited under the code include ma­king defamatory allegations, intimidating can­didates, in­- citing violence and fostering hatred and divisiveness.