Monday, August 7, 2017

Wealth issue vs Comelec chief will cast doubt on 2016 election results - Senator Grace Poe




Senator Grace Poe / Photo file from Inquirer (ctto)



On Monday, Senator Grace Poe raised her concern that unexplained wealth of COMELEC Chairman Andres Bautista might put the results of 2016 election in suspicion.  

The senator Poe who also ran for presidential race in 2016 however, explained that she was not questioning President Rodrigo Duterte’s win.

“Para sa akin, walang kwestiyon: Panalo ang ating Pangulo dahil napakalayo ng agwat namin. Mabuti na lang at ganoon,” She said and added ““Kaya para sa akin wala akong personal ditong makukuha sapagkat ako’y nag-concede, maaga pa lang. Ang ating Pangulo ay di hamak na nanalo. Pero maraming mga ibang pwesto ang maaaring ma-kwestiyon dahil mas dikit ang laban.”

When asked if she’s pointing to the Vice-Presidential race, the senator said:

“Hindi lamang doon, kundi sa mga iba’t ibang mga posisyon. Alalahanin natin na hindi lamang national ang position dito. Pati sa mga iba’t ibang probinsya. Yun ang maaaring magkaroon ng pagdududa.”

Prior to her comments regarding the Comelec chair’s unexplained wealth, Poe already said that a lifestyle check among Comelec Officials must be done especially after the corruption accusations against the poll chief.

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