FORMER Negros Occidental Fourth District representative Jeffrey Ferrer said Tuesday, April 4, that he may run for governor or vice governor in the 2019 local elections.
Ferrer said he and Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr., who leads the United Negros Alliance (Unega), have initially discussed his future political plans.
The governor is now in his third and final term.
Ferrer added they will talk more as the filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for the 2019 elections in October, is fast approaching.
“UNEGA is very much intact and we have several members who can be considered as potential candidates for the two top highest positions in the province,” Ferrer said.
He mentioned Sagay City Mayor Alfredo Marañon III as one of the potentials to succeed his father, Governor Marañon, or for vice governor.
For now, Ferrer said they cannot initiate the talks yet because of the village and youth elections on May 14.
“It's still too early to meet now, but definitely we will have a meeting with the governor so we can put in place our bets in every town and city including the highest positions in the province,” Ferrer said.
Ferrer also said that the political developments would depend on the two major political groups, Unega and Love Negros, especially on the possible unification of the two parties for common candidates.
“Nothing is definite yet because changes would always come even during the filing of COC,” Ferrer pointed out.
Meanwhile, he said he is enjoying his life now which is away from politics.
Ferrer said he remained with the National Unity Party, his party when he runs for vice governor in the 2016 elections.