PDP-Laban’s Diño withdraws candidacy for president, names Duterte as substitute
And the #DuterteSerye continues!
Just minutes past 11:00 this morning, “Martin Diño of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) has officially withdrawn his candidacy for president in the 2016 elections and named Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as substitute”, GMA News reported.
The decision came after learning that he is likely to be declared as a nuisance candidate by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
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“May pinadala sa akin ang legal department ng Comelec na motu propio na dini-declare na ako’y nuisance candidate,” he said.
Meanwhile, the iron-fist mayor maintained that he is not interested to run for a national post despite calls from his supporters and party-mates. He also filed his certificate of candidacy for re-election in 2016.
PDP-Laban on Tuesday passed a resolution compelling Duterte, also a member of the party, to substitute in case Diño withdraws from the presidential race or is disqualified from running.
Diño maintained that PDP-Laban, where he is secretary general, is a legitimate political party.