The Commission on Election (COMELEC) has officially requested the camp of Cong. Arthur Yap to help verify allegations of campaign posters placed on electric posts and, if true, remove these.
The COMELEC notice signed by Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Eddie G. Aba stemmed from a complaint from the camp of gubernatorial candidate Leoncio Evasco Jr. and running-mate Atty. Tommy Abapo.
According to the complaint signed by Atty. Doni O. Piquero, several campaign materials of the Padayon Bol-anon group especially Yap posters are illegally hanged on electric posts of the Bohol Light Company (BLCI) and Bohol Electric Cooperative (BOHECO) and other areas outside the COMELEC designated poster areas.
Piquero also sent a separate complaint to Atty. Rey Rafael D. Montoya in behalf of Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) candidates for governor Evasco, first district congressman Dan Lim, and Tagbilaran mayoral candidate Sharleen C. Lim.
The camp of former cabinet secretary Evasco offered to assist the COMELEC in the removal of these illegal posters and other campaign propaganda materials.
Meanwhile, the Evasco camp pooh-poohed claims by Yap of a death threat allegedly received last year, saying the congressman is only seeking attention.
In a statement, Evasco confirmed the threat that his family reported to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
He, however, pointed out that former Bohol provincial police director Senior Supt. Angeles Geñorga denied receiving any report about the supposed threat on Yap’s life.
Senior Supt. Geñorga cannot recall any report of threats against Yap last year when his command conducted a security assessment.