Oppositon lawyers barred from monitoring canvassing in Marawi, says Pimentel

May. 16, 2007

Lawyers for the Genuine Opposition were prevented from entering the Mindanao State University in Marawi City and monitoring the canvassing that is behind held there, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr. said in a text message to davaotoday.com. According to Pimentel, MSU authorities said the Comelec had given the order to bar the GO lawyers from the area of canvassing. “Comelec should lift the order because it is illegal,” the senator from Cagayan de Oro said. The Lanao provinces are notorious for electoral fraud.

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