A signature campaign has started to circulate online, encouraging Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo to run for president in the May 2022 election
The petition “I am ready for Leni”, was posted by Robredo’s supporters on global petition platform Change.org. A report said the petition has gathered 2,161 signatures as of Wednesday, February 3.
The petition was launched days ago by a core group of the Vice President’s supporters to push for her presidential bid and raise campaign funds.
“It is our deepest desire to see the Philippines back on its way to being one of the most economical, progressive, politically transparent, humane and respected countries in Asia. We believe that Vice President Leni Robredo can lead us to this goal by leading the country as the next duly-elected President in 2022,” the group behind the petition wrote.
If Robredo decides to lead the Liberal Party, of which she is the chairman, and carries the opposition flag in the race to Malacanang in the 2022 presidential polls, she was expected to lock horns with presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.