Massive poll cheating in Mindanao feared PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:06

The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) yesterday expressed fear of massive cheating and disenfranchisement in Mindanao in the the May 13 elections

The UNA senatorial bets who held a rally at the Plaza Pershing last night are apprehensive that the counting of votes on election day may be affected by power outages.

UNA senatorial bet Nancy Binay in an interview with newsmen said her concern on whether or not the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is up to the challenge of providing sufficient power supply on election day.

“’Yung PCOS battery could only last for four hours, may standby generator ba, ano ang contingency plans nila?” she asked.

Binay is now among the top 3 senatorial candidates based on the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey.

Zambales Cong and UNA candidate Mitos Magsaysay said a lot of possibilities of cheating could happen if plans to provide enough electricity to poll precincts fail.

“Baka sabihin, blackout ngayon, amin na muna ang mga balota ipapasok namin kapag may kuryente na,” she said.

Incumbent senator and candidate Gringo Honasan fears what could happen after the election day that may damage and taint the election process.

“Elections will push through pero sisihan na naman ‘yan na nagkadayaan dahil brownout, it will not be good after elections,” he said.

UNA’s campaign is centered on the key issues of “power, progress and peace” in Mindanao.

UNA is confident of getting wide support in Zamboanga City basing on the last election where the tandem of former President Joseph Estrada and Vice President Jejomar Binay got the lion share of the votes of Zamboangeños and practically the whole of Mindanao.

Magsaysay said they could hardly believe the latest SWS survey that shows Team PNoy having 9 of their candidates in the top 12.

“Anything can still happen,” she said. “I have my own internal survey.”— With report from ABS-CBN News