Arbison back to congress after winning in Sulu polls PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 May 2016 13:09

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Comebacking political figure Munir Arbison has been proclaimed by the Provincial Board of Canvassers as the winner of the congressional race in May 9 elections in the second district of Sulu province.

Arbison was proclaimed on Thursday at the Sulu Sangguniang  Panlalawigan  Hall in Patikul Sulu, garnering 68,273 votes against her opponent Nur- Ana Sahidulla who got only 22,961 votes.

The winning declaration of Arbison was signed by Atty. Ugtog M. Tago, chairman of the PBOC and members Atty. Oliver S. Oraya of the Dept. of Justice and Dr. Tim J. Undain of the Dept. of Education, Sulu.

Allayon M. Arbison  Jr. and Vice Mayor  Nayala A.  Hamsani were also proclaimed winners in the mayoralty and vice mayoralty contest respectively in Luuk municipality. They were proclaimed Wednesday by Election Officer Llunamyr Gargar, vhairman of the Municipality Board of Canvassers and two members. Both ran unopposed.

Meanwhile, Sulu Provincial Election Officer Atty. Udtog Tago disclosed that the election in Sulu Monday was 90 percent successful.

Udtog explained that there were some areas with isolated cases beyond the control of the Commission on Electiona due to some  troublemakers and uncontrollable followers of politicians..

According to Tago, the Comelec will recommend for a special election in Barangay Kawayan in the municipality of Pata.

The Board of Election Inspectors and members in the area did not report because of threat.

Barangay Tiptipon in the municipality of Panglima Estino has also been recommended for a special election. Because of a threat from an armed group, the electorates in the area were not able to vote.

“ We will train some personnel of the Philippine National Police to do the job of BEI. The total votes of Barangays Kawayan and Tiptipon is only more than 6,000.It will not affect the whole result. We will just conduct the special election so that the people in the two separate areas can cast their votes as provided by under the Constitution. Most probably the election will be on Saturday,”Udtog said. — Allen Abastillas