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Jamby turns dream NP-LP coalition into nightmare

Friday, July 27, 2012

Jamby turns dream NP-LP coalition into nightmare


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The dream team up between the Nacionalista and the Liberal parties appears to be transformed into a nightmare of conflict as a result of the insistence of the Liberal Party (LP) to include in the coalition’s senatorial slate former Sen. Jamby Madrigal, who was key in the C-5 road extension scam allegations against Nacionalista Party (NP) president Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. prior to the 2010 elections in which both Villar and Madrigal ran and lost.

Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Caye-tano yesterday practically con-firmed reports on the current tension now existing in the proposed alliance with Madrigal’s inclusion in the coalition ticket.

“From what I know of the issue, it’s not okay with him. He does not like the idea,” the senator said, referring to NP president and colleague Villar.

Madrigal is considered a nemesis of Villar, having been behind the filing of the ethics case against the latter in 2009 involving the funding of the C-5 road extension project which led to the Senate convening the Committee of the Whole and eventually subjected the conduct of months-long of investigation..... MORE

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