By Billy Begas
Seventeen politicians from Basilan have joined Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) on Saturday night.
House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, who was assisted by Lakas-CMD Deputy Secretary General and Zamboanga Sibugay Rep. Wilter Wee Palma II administered the oath of its new members.
“While we continue to attract new members and consolidate our forces, we will not forget our true priority: to serve the Filipino people,” said Romualdez, president of the party.
Romualdez said the party “trust that our new members have the integrity, competency and compassion to serve the country.”
Those who joined the party were Alfiya Akbar, who will be running for governor and her running mate Board Member Paisal Sali, and Isabela City Councilor Sarah Sali-Ismael who will run for the mayoralty post of Isabela City.
Other were Tabuan-Lasa Mayor Brenda Junaid, Lantawan Mayor Nursiya Ismael, Akbar Mayor Alih Sali, Al-Barka Mayor Darussalam Lajid, Ungkaya Pukan Mayor Lutfurrahman Maturan, Tuburan Vice Mayor Hussin Kalang, Al-Barka Councilor Jaydeefar Lajid, Tabuan-Lasa Councilor Muctar Junaid, Ungkaya Pukan Councilor Aley Ahmad Fernandez, Haber Asarul, Paruk Majirul, Yasmeen Junaid, Sakib Salajin, and Aldam Sansawi.