Thursday, July 20, 2017

Can't be a candidate if you have a criminal charge *

Rowley on THA election:

Tobago Forwards Leader Christlyn Moore, from left, Leader of the Movement for Transformation Eudine Job- Davis and PNM Tobago leader Kelvin Charles display copies of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's Code of Ethical Political Conduct yesterday afer they were signed in Tobago ahead of the THA elections, set for January 23.


If you are under any criminal charge, you cannot be in the running to be a candidate of the People's National Movement (PNM).

So said Prime Minister and PNM political leader Dr Keith Rowley, at Market Square, Scarborough, Tobago, on Sunday as the party presented its candidates for the January 23 Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections.

“No candidate who is under a criminal charge could be a PNM candidate in any election in Tobago or in Trinidad. And I say no more on that for the moment. I leave that to you here in Tobago because you understand what is right and what is wrong, what is decent and what is not decent.

“You are women, mothers, you are sisters, and you are brothers, and you would know what is the correct thing to do in Tobago, but it is still a free choice,” said Rowley.

He said the fact that the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) is not contesting the upcoming elections speaks volumes.

Become a subscriber to the Trinidad Express Newspapers for access to all our articles via our vNEWS.

Subscribe to vNews | Log-In to vNews