Golez to detractors: ‘Don't use my private life to advance political ambition’-A A +A
Monday, September 24, 2012
BACOLOD City Lone District Representative Anthony Golez broke his silence on the controversial annulment case he has with estranged wife Muslim Princess Soraya Jaafar.
Golez said it is unfortunate that a purely private matter involving his family has been made public. Much to his disadvantage, the law prohibits him from making any public disclosures even to defend his integrity.
Golez added that it is unfortunate that their conflict as a couple that happened three Christmases ago is being used by political detractors to hit him below the belt.
"A politician who aspires to challenge me in the next election hit me below the belt. I pray to the Lord to take care of them. I will not stoop down to their level. I will elevate the level of politics in our city. And I will continue to be a statesmanlike congressman the way I have been executing myself in Congress. I just hope that others will appreciate it and I just hope that others will feel it and understand it," he said.
He added that the important thing for him is to how he will answer the Court and let his lawyers handle it.
Golez added, “What is important to the people is that their servants are not corrupt, don't fool people, don't remiss in your work and never ride on the politics that uses the private life of an opponent.”
Lately, their conjugal residence was padlocked as ordered by his estranged wife showing court documents allowing her to do such act. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 24, 2012.