Marcos: I won’t stop until I show extent of poll fraud
Losing vice presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday welcomed the statement of the Supreme Court, sitting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), saying that it would issue a resolution on his electoral protest against the victory of Vice President Leni Robredo “in due course.”
Marcos vowed that he “will not stop” until he is able to show the extent of an alleged poll fraud that supposedly reduced his votes and favored Robredo.
“With the Presidential Electoral Tribunal acting on my election protest, I join the Filipino people in awaiting for a speedy, fair and objective trial to ensue. Every citizen of this country deserves to know the truth and together we will uncover and expose what truly happened to our votes in the May 9 elections,” Marcos said in a statement.
“I would also like to thank the many individuals and groups who have continuously expressed their support to this cause. I am deeply humbled by your continued support and unwavering faith. Be assured that I will not stop until I show you the extent of the disenfranchisement and fraud committed in the last elections. This is for truth. This is for honest and credible elections. This is for our country’s future. This is for every Filipino,” he added.
The PET on Tuesday asked Robredo to respond to Marcos’ protest.
In the said protest, Marcos’ camp alleged various “anomalies and irregularities” that made Robredo win as they asked the high tribunal to proclaim the son and namesake of the late dictator as the duly elected vice president.
Marcos lost to Robredo by over 200,000 votes in the elections. JE/rga