Jamora withdraws reelection bid-A A +A
Monday, February 18, 2013
ILOILO City Councilor David Raymund C. Jamora has withdrawn his reelection bid for the May 13 midterm elections citing health reasons for his withdrawal.
But the alderman said he will remain in the City Council until his term expires on June 30, 2013 and assures he will continue his environmental advocacy even if he is in the private sector.
Jamora, who was cited in the winning circle of 12 candidates in various political surveys, belongs to the opposition party United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
He made an affidavit on his withdrawal in February 14 by requesting the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to delete his name in the list of candidates for city councilor.
Jamora suffered a mild stroke last week due to hypertension tendency and admitted a family history of the disease.
However, the councilor did not personally endorse anyone from his political party or anyone from his family to take over his slot as candidate.
He said the Jamora political plan stops with him for being the only family member inclined in politics.
He said his uncles which include former water czar Larry Jamora and Iloilo Business Club president Andres Jamora, aunts and cousins are not into politics.
Jamora, Chairman of the City Council committee on environment here, said he is going to finish his term of office and will always help the city government and the people on environmental issues and concerns.