cop2The Congress of The People has congratulated the Integrity Commission for understanding the implications of Emailgate on the character of elected Members of Parliament and on the integrity of the country’s political process.

This is according to a release issued by the COP on Wednesday night.

The release stated that with General Elections approaching, it would have been a travesty of natural justice for investigating bodies to not conclude their investigations – one way or the other – as it would have denied citizens the opportunity to make truly informed voting choices.

The Party also called on the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to swiftly conclude its investigation, so that there could be finality in the matter.

The release went on to state that the COP was firmly of the belief that emailgate was a fabrication that was carefully designed to bring political harm to members of the Government.

The party revealed that it was not surprised by the position being now adopted by the opposition People’s National Movement, PNM, whose leader Dr. Keith Rowley, introduced Emailgate in the parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.

It questioned how someone who sought to lead the country could read the contents of emails that never existed.

The COP called on Dr. Keith Rowley to offer an unreserved apology – not only to the persons implicated in emailgate, but to the country as well for what it described as the harm, international embarrassment and distress it has caused to all fair-minded citizens.