New Simunul, Tawi—Tawi mayor proclaimed PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 10 March 2012 13:55

After a protracted and grueling election protest filed by Mayor Benzar N. Tambut against losing Mayor Najif Ahmad B. Abdurahman for mayor of the Municipality of Simunul, Tawi-Tawi in the last May 10 national and local elections, Judge Peter V. Eisma of the Regional Trial Court,

Branch 5, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi, issued a decision finding protestant Benzar N. Tambut the winner with a margin of 396 votes.

The findings and decision of the court dated February 10, 2012 are testimonials of widespread cheating, stealing and fraudulent manipulation of votes which strangled the electoral system last elections.

Following the issuance of the said decision and as expression of the people’s support for Mayor Tambut’s crusade for honest fruitful and credible elections, the barangay chairman and kagawad and members of the Sangguniang Kabataan of the (15) Barangays in Simunul signed a manifesto of support for the victory of Mayor Tambut. Likewise, the people of Simunul sre indeed thankful for the Honorable Peter V. Eisma for giving priority to the genuine will and interest of the people of Simunul over and above the interest of one candidate. It is one feather added to his cap. Once again the will and interest of the people are shown to run supreme over personal interest and for this the people of Simunul are giving Judge Eisma the high fives.

This is not the first time that Mayor Tambut locked horns with the Abdurahmans in politics. In 2004 Mayor Tambut also filed and election protest for mayor of Simunul against Wasila Abdurahman, wife of losing Mayor Najif Ahmad Abruhaman and won. Now again he won the second time.

Now, on the shoulders of Mayor Tambut are reposed the dreams and aspirations of the people of Simunul and he will be busy to do more them with the wheels of times closing in on him.