Sultan Kudarat Mayor Tucao Mastural will challenge reelectionist Gov.Esmael Toto Mangudadatu in next year’s May 13 elections.
Mastura’s running mate is Mayor Ali Midtimbang of Talayan town.
“I will practice above board campaign strategies that will center on ‘daang matuwid’ (righteous path) of President Aquino,” Mastura, who will run under the PDP-Laban party, told reporters on Tuesday.
“I may be in different political party but we all agree that President Aquino’s ‘daang matuwid’ must be followed by everyone,” he said.
The “tuwid na daan” speech was part of the President’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) in 2010.
Mastura was the former chairman of the LP in Maguindanao but he chose to run under the PDP-Laban because it was the party that enticed him to run under their banner.