The elected mayor of Cordoba will respond to accusations of electoral fraud
CORDOBA mayor-elect Cesar ‘Didoy’ Suan is confident that ‘rule of law’ will prevail and he praised the integrity of the Electoral Commission (Comelec) amid allegations of irregularities by his opponent in the elections .
He said he would respond this week to allegations made by re-elected Mayor Mary Therese “Teche” Sitoy-Cho.
Suan, the outgoing Córdoba city councilor, defeated Sitoy-Cho in the May 9 elections, winning 21,222 votes to 17,052 votes.
With his victory, businessman-turned-politician Suan denied Sitoy-Cho a third consecutive term as mayor of the eastern city of Cebu.
He also overthrew the Sitoys’ 47-year reign in Cordoba.
Suan said he trusted Comelec’s abilities and expressed hope that the outgoing mayor would accept the election results and embrace her new life outside the city hall.
“May she find a space in her heart to embrace the election results and be at peace with her new life outside the halls of City Hall,” Suan posted on her Facebook page on Saturday, May 14.
The new mayor said he would call a press conference this Friday to answer all questions regarding his election and his opponent’s allegations and to announce his programs and plans for the city.
Last Monday, Mayor Sitoy-Cho accused Suan’s camp of vote buying and other irregularities which she said resulted in an “election failure”.
She said her team would file an election protest against Comelec officials, barangay captains, tanods (guards), barangay health workers and teachers who were allegedly implicated in the election irregularities that led to the election. defeat of the majority of his list.
This is in addition to the disqualification case with motion to suspend the proclamation filed before the Comelec against the Asenso Cordovanhon team for the reason of buying votes on election day.
She said more than 100 witnesses were willing to submit affidavits in support of their protest.