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Ex-mayor in Lugus denies violating election rules

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Former Mayor Abdulsali K. Asmadun of Lugus town denied yesterday the allegation of UNA bet on harrasing their followers last April 7 by pointing guns while posting election materials at the wharf.

UNA Mayoralty bet Hadar Hajiri, businessman, earlier filed harassment case against Asmadun.

Asmadun said in an interview he never harassed anybody else, saying, he knows the Comelec rules.

“I will not put the law into my hands and I know this allegation is not true and this is only fabricated just to destroy my image because my son is an incumbent and undefeated mayor,” he said.

“The allegations and the case filed  against us with the affidavit of some media men are not fair for us because I am very good with them and they are free to go in our place and do interviews with me fairly.”

He also denied the allegation that they have many firearms.

Asmadun said  the incident is not true because he went to the area just to ask the media why they were there and the media answered him, saying, there were there for coverage.

He added he never uttered profane words against them and degrade them. “This is merely a political harassment against us telling fabricated news,” he said.

The former mayor admitted the harrasment is the second time and the first time was when they were accused  of earning money from the beneficiaries of Pantawid Program of the government.

“Buang ba ako na kukunin ko yung para sa taong bayan tsaka pagkakaalam ko niyan diretso na yan beneficiaries from the DSWD national, how come na makuha ko” he added.

“Pwede niyo naman tanungin ang DSWD from national down to local about that issue kung totoong bang hindi nakarating sa beneficieries ang 4Ps na yan.”

The Municipal Social Worker Officer of DSWD in Lugus identified as Imelda Kangiluhan also denied the allegation against the Asmadun

“Hindi naman daw ito totoo at ito daw ay puro kasinungalingan lamang at paninirang puri, sa katunayan ay mayroong 2,000 mahigit na beneficieries sa loob ng 16 barangays ng Lugus at ito ay naibigay direkta sa kanila mula sa national government,” said Kangiluhan  in phone patch interview while helping deportees in Malaysia yesterday.

By Monch L. Follosco




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