Fugitive mayoral bet seen to win in Mambusao, Capiz

May 10, 2013 1:10 am 

MAMBUSAO, Capiz, May 9 -– National Unity Party (NUP) candidate, fugitive Engr. Leodigario Labao, Jr. is still being speculated here to win over his opponent Sharon Martinez in the mayoral race in next week's election.

Labao's allies and supporters, who requested not to be identified, claimed that Labao, whose runningmate for vice mayor is incumbent Mayor Jose Alba, Jr., will be supported by the majority of voters.

According to them, the Labao-Alba tandem has a stronghold of some 15,000 voters out of some 24,000 voters in Mambusao. They added that the two enjoy the support of 23 village chiefs out of the 26.

Talks have it that Martinez will only win because of the sympathy votes coming from Mambusaonons due to the death of her father Abel Martinez.

However, the same allies of Labao said there are no such thing as sympathy votes for Sharon.

But the camp of Martinez refuted that many leaders and supporters of Labao-Alba tandem are now throwing their support on them.

One of the allies said that if Labao will win he could not take his oath and be seated as mayor since he is at large.

Last Tuesday, Vice President Jejomar Binay declared his full support to the candidacy of Labao as the latter still, saying he (Labao) is not yet convicted for the murder case.

The contractor-turned-politician had been accused of masterminding former Vice Mayor Abel Martinez’s assassination that happened a year ago. (PNA)

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