Poll watchdog: axe Bedol, Sumalipao

DAVAO CITY – Election watchdog Kontra Daya joined the clamor for the relief of Maguindanao election officer Lindang Bedol, ARMM Comelec regional director Rey Sumalipao, along with Comelec Chair Banjamin Abalos for allegations of massive fraud in a statement posted in their website Friday. Fr. Joe Dizon, Kontra Daya spokesperson, said in the statement Comelec has failed to implement substantial electoral reforms.

“Comelec’s complicity in massive fraud cannot just be ignored. Abalos, among other election officials, like Lintang Bedol and Rey Sumalipao must be axed,” Dizon said.

The Comelec has declared a failure of elections in all 22 towns of Maguindanao following the failure of provincial election supervisor Lintang Bedol to submit documents supporting the alleged canvass of the provincial board of canvassers he earlier chaired.

The announcement was made by Comelec chair Benjamin Abalos in a press conference Wednesday afternoon in Manila. Read final version of the story here.


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