Chairman of the Mayaro/Rio Claro Regional Corporation and councillor for Biche/Charuma, Glen Ram, has withdrawn his candidacy for the upcoming December 2 Local Government Election.
Ram told Guardian Media earlier today that his move came in light of the ongoing court matter on corruption charges laid against him in May.
"I have informed the party's hierarchy of my decision. It all came about because of the matter I have before the courts,” he said. “I want the courts to clear my name hence the reason I would not be considering myself to run for the upcoming elections."
A police officer has been placed on $75,000 bail after he appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate charged with misbehaviour in public office.