I suggest that the sitting PNM MP take stock of Ethical reasons given in the resignation letter to PNM by longstanding past member DR Subash Sharma . ( Friday may 22 2015 guardian A5)
Your sworn duty to uphold good governance ( via parliamentary best practices of CPA ) in T&T requires that you vote to remove DR Rowley as Opposition leader if he fails to step down or find your team wanting as credible ethical alternative .
In no first world Commonwealth Parliamentary jurisdiction would he be allowed to remain in office.
The Emailgate affair reflect all that is poor in T&T governance from the criminal offence of ” hacking into GOVT MP & PM email to fraud perpetuated upon on parliament & public of T&T as we had to suffer the very international public scrutiny of GOOGLE as the Integrity Commission that sought to establish the veracity of the email .
This is New political low even for past sins of PNM ( udecott / clico/ UTT/ GHTl etc) … and Dr Rowley must go or PNM death knell will sound .
I have long believed Ethics is dead in political arena especially following my outspoken stint as director of the Local chapter of Transparency International during the Landate and Udecott construction enquiries PNM govt era ..
This Emailgate affair had all the sinister and corruption of the Nixon ” Watergate” affair and DR Rowley must now step down or be removed if PNM is to retain any semblance of political credibility..
The signs are clear under his leadership only Mugabe / Idi Amin / Papa doc type of poor governance will emerge sinking of T&T . WE have seen the THA elections of ” calcutta ” ship ethnic attack cleansing mode.. yet none of PNM executive nor our ” saving our democracy quasi press “or even sitting PNM MP ever raised concerns…
This is how despot and ethic cleansing starts … for it Is when the good do nothing that evil will win..
Thank you DR Sharma for giving me hope ..
I trust that PNM will understand the seriousness of this event an remove Dr Rowley .
The Prime Minister Mrs Kamla Persad Bissessar has like ,President Obama tolerated an amazing lot of abusive ion rhetoric from the Opposition PNM and its cartels … but this is the straw that says we will tolerate it no more .DR Rowley crossed the line and must no go .
The Integrity commission allowed itself to become tool of evil for the opposition and the registrar must now also step down.
Through his actions, DR Rowley has brought the country & parliament into disrepute to serve his sinister political ends . He must now pay the price an be removed.
past TTTI director
( anticorruption& good governance NGO)