Posted on May 07, 2010

Villar to seek legal remedies if cheated of poll victory

Nacionalista Party (NP) standard-bearer Manny Villar said yesterday that he and his ticket are prepared for whatever the outcome of Monday’s national elections but vowed to take legal action if he is cheated of victory.

"This party will be victorious, unless magkalokohan sa PCOS machines," Villar told reporters during a press conference at the Laurel House on Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City.

"Depende sa makikita naming mangyayari sa halalan. Alam naman namin kung kami ay dinaya o hindi. Malalaman namin," he added.

Unlike Liberal Party presidential bet Noynoy Aquino, who threatened to call a People Power if he loses, Villar said he would exhaust all legal remedies if he becomes a victim of election fraud.

Villar noted that several sectors have already raised suspicions that the technology glitches in the PCOS were deliberate as part of an elaborate plot to rig the elections results.

He said he is counting on the political machinery of the NP, the most organized political party in the country, to fight fraud and carry him to victory.

"Buong-buo ang aming grupo sa buong Pilipinas at itong nakaraang dalawang araw, pinagtatawagan ko silang lahat at handing-handa na sila. Base sa report ng mga ito, we are well ahead.