Vice President Leonor “Leni” Robredo seems bent on running for president in 2022 as she rejected the offer of presidential aspirant Senator Panfilo Lacson for a “sure unification formula” that would have unified the opposition for the upcoming polls.
In a television interview, Lacson said Robredo “resisted” the unification formula he offered.
Lacson is set to announce this September 8 his bid for president in 2022 with Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto 3rd as his running mate under the National People’s Coalition (NPC).
In a television interview, Lacson said that he and Robredo had a discussion for a “common candidate” against the administration.
“The gist of the discussion was unification, put up a common candidate if possible against the administration. I offered her a sure unification effort or formula,” he said.
“She (Robredo) resisted. She was not sold on the idea but it was a sure formula (of) putting up at least between the two of us a common candidate. Unfortunately, she definitely didn’t buy it. Definitely, she is open to running,” Lacson added.
From the camp of Robredo, Office of the Vice President spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said that the incumbent vice president’s option is to run in 2022.
“Supporting anyone else for president is not yet being considered. The first option is still very clearly for VP Leni to run,” Gutierrez said.