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Nene: Koko deserves seat of ‘fake’ senator 07/30/2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Nene: Koko deserves seat of ‘fake’ senator

07/30/2011
Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. said yesterday that his son, lawyer Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, deserves to take over the seat now occupied by Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri.

“Political justice demands that Koko should be seated today, not in October or later,” said the elder Pimentel, who now stands as Koko’s legal counsel.

“Our electoral protest has been vindicated by the recent pronouncement of former Maguindanao provincial election supervisor Lintang Bedol that the 2007 senatorial election was rigged to favor Zubiri,” Pimentel said.

Detained former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan had earlier made the same claim of widespread fraud in the province in the 2007 elections.
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