‘Negros for Leni’ campaign to launch in bid to push Robredo into 2022 presidential race
BACOLOD CITY—A campaign for Vice President Leni Robredo to run for President in 2022 will be launched in this city on Thursday (Feb. 25), anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolt.
“Negros for Leni” is an independent, multi-sectoral coalition of citizens who are looking forward to the 2022 presidential elections and had decided to make a choice, said former Negros Occidental governor Rafael Coscolluela, one of the leaders of the group.
Negros for Leni will be on Facebook and will wage a signature campaign. Volunteers will be most welcome to help in this effort, Coscolluela said.
“We want to see a President who is competent, caring, decent and inspiring, someone who meets the criteria that will make us proud of our President, and will make us proud to be Filipinos,” said Coscolluela.
“We believe that one person who possesses the right qualities and qualifications, the right values and ethical standards, is no less than Vice President Leni Robredo,” he said. President Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly described Robredo as unqualified to become President.
“We add our voices to those of others who call on VP Leni to accept the call to run for President in 2022. We ask our fellow citizens to join us,” he added.
Officials of the group Bunyog-Pagkakaisa in Negros, at a press conference on Wednesday (Feb. 24), also announced their support for Robredo should she run for president.
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