Senatorial candidate Dick Gordon has accused both the opposition and administration parties of reaching out to him in efforts to bring down independent Palace bet Senator Grace Poe.
In an interview with ANC Headstart Tuesday, Gordon bared that the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and Liberal Party (LP) had approached him to file a case against the survey-leading Poe, whose questionable citizenship might yet get in the way of her ambition to become president.
However, the Philippine Red Cross chief and former senator said he wasn’t Interested.
“I’m not interested in getting it from the backdoor,” he noted.
UNA is chaired by its standard-bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay while former Interior secretary Mar Roxas heads the ruling LP’s ticket in 2016.
On Monday, it was a former senator in Kit Tatad who filed a new disqualification case against the lady politiko owing to her being an alleged non-Filipino citizen and failure to meet the 10-year residency for presidential candidates.
Meanwhile, Gordon also revealed that he’s now a guest candidate for both Binay and Poe’s senatorial line-up. Both Senate slates have yet to be formally announced, unlike the LP’s.
As expected, the at-times opinionated Gordon kept his distance on controversies surrounding Poe’s citizenship and even the allegations of corruption against Binay.
“Let the people decide on Poe’s case,” the Red Cross chairman said.
As for Binay, Gordon said: “Accusing without proof is a cheap shot…It’s up to accusers to prove their case. But I told him he has to answer allegations.” (Randy K. Ortega)