By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. recently revealed his goal after stepping down from his post is to unite politicians in the province.
With a prospective three-way race for his successor, between Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, third district Rep. Alfredo Benitez, and former fourth district Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer, the incumbent governor said he will attempt to “arrange” them in order to create unity.
“Anybody can aspire [for the position], but there are still a lot of things that could happen,” he said.
Benitez has already been unanimously endorsed by the mayors of his district for the position, while Lacson recently admitted he is also considering a run.
Ferrer, a failed candidate for vice governor in 2016, believes he has a chance at governor with his wife successfully winning the seat he vacated./WDJ