Arbison’s wife bares Congress seat bid in Sulu 2nd district PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 July 2012 13:57

The wife of a former congressman has declared her political bid in the province of Sulu in the forthcoming 2013 mid-term synchronized national, local and ARMM elections after taking her oath on July 25 as a new member of President Benigno S. Aquino’s Liberal Party (LP) along with mayors and other political leaders from the 19 towns comprising the two legislative districts of the province.

Maryam Napii Arbison, wife of former three-term congressman Munir M. Arbison of the 2nd district of Sulu, was personally sponsored into the administration’s ruling political party by Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan, who is also the LP provincial chairman of Sulu.

LP National Executive Council Vice Chairman, Senator Franklin Drilon and concurrent LP President and DoTC Secretary Mar Roxas, administered the oath of membership last Wednesday at the LP National Headquarters, Balay Expo Centro Bldg., EDSA, cor. MacArthur Avenue, Araneta Center, Quezon City.

Maryam Arbison, fondly called by peers as “Hadji Mimie,” modestly worked behind the scenes as she learned the essentials of political legislation and
governance in Sulu during the consecutive three terms of her husband as lawmaker representing Sulu’s 2nd district.

“I am declaring my intention to run for the congressional seat of the 2nd district of Sulu and carry on the service to our constituents which was started by my husband,” she said.

She thanked Governor Tan for the sponsorship and President Aquino for her acceptance into the LP.

“I am indeed honored in taking my oath under the LP led by His Excellency, our President Benigno Aquino III. This is marked with all of my humility as I accept this valuable privilege and task to carry out together with our municipal mayors and political leaders, the vision and mission of the Liberal Party in the Province of Sulu spearheaded by and under the leadership of Governor Abdusakur Tan,”  she said.

“Let us draw our strength and unwavering determination from each and every one of us, and let us be each other’s inspiration and be together in our unceasing quest for our province’s and our country’s peace and progress under the Liberal Party,” she added.

As she formally embarked on a political career, Maryam Arbison appealed to her constituents saying: “As I take on this challenge, please give me your trust, and give me a chance.”