Ka Leody Concedes, Asks Comelec to Explain Alleged Irregularities 

After placing eighth in unofficial count.
Photo/s: @LeodyManggagawa/Twitter

Presidential candidate Leody de Guzman said Tuesday the Comelec should explain reports of irregularities during the May 9 elections as he conceded defeat.

The labor leader, who placed eighth in the unofficial tally based on the poll body's transparency server, said the votes he got showed how his campaign was an "uphill battle".

"Hindi ko naman ilalaban 'yung malayong boto ko. Hindi ko na ilalaban 'yan na parang maghahabol pa ako," he told ABS-CBN News' Mike Navallo.

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He asked Comelec to explain alleged irregularities on the ground during election day according to voters.

"Ako'y naniniwala na dapat magpaliwanag ang Comelec sa dami ng report ng irregularities, sa dami ng rekelamo mula sa ground, mula sa bilangan, transmittal, at result na nilalabas ng Comelec," he said.

He also questioned the gap between presidential frontrunner Bongbong Marcos and Vice President Leni Robredo.

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"Naniniwala naman ako sa survey pero hindi ko ine-expect 'yung ganitong ka-consistent na para bang pare-pareho ang report mula 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., consistent na 47% 'yung lamang lagi ng bawat report sa pangalawa, parang dapat may ipaliwanag ang Comelec diyan, parang 'di papasa sa prisipyo ng pragmatics."


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