FORMER Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Jr. is set to file a motion with the Supreme Court tomorrow, November 9, asking for the inhibition of Associate Justice Marvic Leonen from the electoral protest due to the his alleged ‘brazen display of gross ignorance of the law’ which constitutes a clear and imminent threat for a miscarriage of justice.
According to a reliable source, the decision of Marcos came at the heels of the Office of the Solicitor General and Commission on Election (COMELEC) submissions to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) “that it is crystal clear the Tribunal is empowered to declare annulment of elections without special elections”.
This after Leonen, in a bizarre turn of events, suddenly tossed back the case to the OSG and Comelec to inquire on the issue of the Tribunal’s jurisdiction after hearing the Marcos case for almost five years now.
Marcos have earlier said that the decision of Leonen, the justice-in-charge of his election protest, will only further delay the resolution of his case that is in danger of becoming moot and academic due to the very limited time left in the term of office of the contested position.
The source added that Marcos is convinced that for as long as a “yellow man” is in charge of his case he will not get a fair and impartial treatment considering the open expression of Leonen’s extreme bias and prejudice against him and his entire family.
Marcos is poised to lead by more or less 45,000 thousand votes if the results for the three provinces in Mindanao are annulled by the Tribunal due to various election related frauds such as massive substituted voting.
Marcos lawyer and spokesman Vic Rodriguez earlier said that they would move for the immediate proclamation of Marcos when they have successfully presented their third cause of action calling for the annulment of the results of the 2016 election for vice-president in the areas of Lanao Del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao.
“The audacious display of (Leonen) ignorance, real or feigned, betrayed much of his unfitness to be part of an all elite Court traditionally reserved for the most erudite members of the legal profession” Rodriguez stressed