By ROCAYA SUMNDAD OTICAL YAHYA
May 15, 2019
MARAWI CITY: Incumbent Mayor Majul U. Gandamra has been overwhelmingly reelected city mayor of this city during the 2019 Midterm elections on May 13, 2019. The outcome of Monday’s elections here has proven that most Marawi residents still love him as their mayor and have high confidence in his leadership.
Gandamra (PMP) obtained 22,897 votes with a lead of 10,531 votes over Khomeini Taha (Lakas), the near contender to him among the other eight candidates for city mayor, who got only 12,366.
“Gandamra’s lead of 10,531 votes over Taha only shows how most Marawi residents love their mayor and believe in his capacity to rebuild the city after it was devastated by the siege perpetrated by the Maute group and allied terrorists,” an observer who preferred unidentified said.
The other candidates aside from Gandamra and Taha are Omar Solitario Ali (PCP M) who garnered 6,097 votes; Mayan Saidamen-Basman (WPP), 4,354; Pundug Laguindab (Ind), 720; Johairah Conding (Ind), 230; Casanain Labay (Ind), 63; Ismael Naga Jr (Ind), 38; and Meno Manabliang (Ind), 27.
Manabilang said he had withdrawn from the race.
Gandamra’s running mate Anouar Abdulrauf also won the vice mayoral race.
Abdulraouf got 16,558 votes while his nearest opponent Katarungan Marabur got 12,657. Other vice mayor candidates Coco Salic got 11,363; Maulana Mamutuk, 2,682; and Sahrudding Maruhom, 1,249.
Candidates for Sangguniang Panlungsod who made to the top ten are:
1 LUCMAN, JUNJUN (LAKAS) -15,742
2 BASMAN, NASROLLAH (IND) -14,437
3 DIMAL, AMIENQUAILED (PMP) -14,068
4 MACABANGON, ZALWAIDA (PMP) – 13,170
5 LANGCO, FARHANNAH (PMP) – 13,117
6 MARANGIT, ALIM (LAKAS) – 12,925
7 MAGONDACAN, NORJANNAH (IND) – 12,266
8 DALIDIG, BORGIE (PMP) – 11,902
9 ALONTO, ABDANI (LAKAS) – 11,641
10 LAO, ABDULRAHIM (LAKAS) – 11,414