Plaridel Nava drops Pacita Gonzalez as mayoral candidate
Councilor and vice mayoral aspirant Plaridel Nava has withdrawn his support for the mayoral bid of Dr. Pacita Gonzalez in the May polls.
This, after a disagreement with Gonzalez’s daughter Marigold.
In a social media post, Nava vented his disappointment after the younger Gonzalez allegedly asked him and Councilor Joshua Alim, a congressional candidate, to force their supporters and leaders to vote straight for AlGoNa (Alim-Gonzalez-Nava) on this year’s midterm elections.
“I’m sick and tired of arguing with people like Gold Gonzalez who can’t even win as city councilor. I’m done. No more ALGoNa. Alim-Nava na lang,” the abogado wrote on Facebook today.
According to him, he would only convince barangay officials supporting his candidacy to also support Pacita if her rating reaches 50+ percent and if she is willing to spend for the campaign.
“Otherwise, don’t pressure me to drop them like a hot potato because I can’t. They have been with me since 2010. I won in the past 3 elections because they [stuck] with me all the way through thick and thin,” said Nava.
“It happens that this time they prefer and want to support a different mayor. It’s their choice. I have tried to convince them, but they already made a prior commitment to other candidate,” he added.
Nava also criticized Marigold for being “immature,” saying that she’s a liability to her mother’s candidacy.