By Ryan Ponce Pacpaco | Journal News Online
THE Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) on Monday welcomed the support of various political groups to the vice presidential bid of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte but remained firm on its stand that former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. is her presidential candidate.
Duterte’s political party where she is chairperson made the statement after 15 groups backed Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno and Duterte for president and vice president, respectively.
“The Lakas-CMD extends our fraternal greetings to all political groups that have come out in the open to express their support for our vice presidential candidate, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte,” Lakas-CMD said.
“Your dedicated service to the vice presidential campaign of Mayor Inday Sara truly warms our heart, and inspires all of us to work harder in order to secure an overwhelming victory for our candidate,” the party said.
However, Lakas-CMD rejected the paring of Duterte with other presidential candidates.
“We do not condone, however, efforts of certain groups to pair Mayor Inday Sara with other Presidential candidates. Lakas-CMD has entered into an alliance with the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) for the May 2022 elections, and we are committed to honor it,” the party said.
The political party said “our candidate for President is Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr.”
It also said that the party “stands firmly united behind all senatorial candidates included in the UniTeam slate.”
Lakas-CMD also called on the people to “embrace the call for unity which the BBM-Sara Uniteam helps promote in their conversations with our people throughout the campaign period.”