MEDIA RELEASE - January 6th, 2021
TOBAGO PARTIES/INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES TO RATIFY THE CODE OF ETHICAL POLITICAL CONDUCT
The major political parties contesting the Tobago House of Assembly Election have confirmed that they will ratify and abide with the Code of Ethical Political Conduct. PDP Deputy Political Leader Farley Augustine, who is leading his party in the Elections as well as PNM Political Leader Tracy Davidson – Celestine will sign on behalf of their parties. Other candidates who submitted nomination papers on Monday have also been invited to sign onto the Code.
The Parties will sign the Code on the Tobago Channel 5 morning show “Rise and Shine” on Friday 8 January 2021 at 7.30am.
Once the parties and candidates have signed, the Council for Responsible Political Behaviour will begin its monitoring and evaluation of the Parties, candidates and their supporters in their adherence to the Code of Ethical Political Conduct.
In furtherance of its monitoring activities, the Council invites members of the public to visit its website www.politicalethicstt.org to view the Code. Reports of possible violations of the Code can be emailed to the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the Council,
Dr. Bishnu Ragoonath, Chair