Mangudadatu, Sinsuat proclaimed governor and vice-governor of Maguindanao

May 16, 2013 9:50 am 

COTABATO CITY, May 16 — The Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC) of Maguindanao has proclaimed Wednesday night re-electionist Maguindanao Governor Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu and running mate Lester Sinsuat as duly elected governor and vice-governor of the province in connection with the recently concluded May 13 mid-term polls.

Basing results from 34 of the province’s 36 municipalities, the PBOC cited that Mangudadatu garnered 195,473 votes while Sinsuat got 174,406 votes to respectively win the province’s top posts.

The PBOC went on with the proclamation as election results from the two remaining towns, Sultan Kudarat and S.K. Pendatun, would have minimal effect in the overall standing of the candidates.

In an interview by newsmen following his proclamation, Mangudadatu said he would find means to reach out to his uncle, defeated gubernatorial candidate Tocao Mastura, for peace and reconciliation.

“My respect for him would always be there considering that we belong to one family,” he said.

Winners in the congressional level were Bai Sandra Sema for the province’s first district and the governor’s brother Sajid Mangudadatu for the second district.

Provincial board winners include Russman Sinsuat Jr., Jojo Limbona, Nasrullah Imam, Bocari Dagalangit and Datu Shariff Diocolano for the first district and Mike Midtimbang, Jun Jun Paglas, Jofner Angas, Bobby Katambak and Allan Montawal for the second district.

Newly elected provincial representatives for the Regional Legislative Assembly, the law-making body of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, were Ronnie Sinsuat, Kahar Ibay and Harold Tomawis for the first district and also Khaddafeh Mangudadatu, another brother of the governor; Tunggal Piang and Ghadzali Midtimbang for the second district. (PNA)

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