Sotto not keen on joining another political party after quitting Aksyon Demokratiko

Sotto not keen on joining another political party after quitting Aksyon Demokratiko

By Liezelle Soriano

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto (PhilNews courtesy)

MANILA — Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on Thursday said he rejected the offer of another political party for him to join the group after leaving Aksyon Demokratiko.

He said he is not interested in joining a political party at the moment.

“Mayroon, pero hindi ako interesado,” Sotto replied when asked if there were offers for him to join a particular group.

“I’m an advocate of stronger political parties and stronger political party systems in the Philippines… Hindi ako sasali ng political party just for the sake of my political gain. Hindi ako interesado,” he added.

He further said that there is no benefit for him to join political parties.

“Sa local politics, sadly, it’s not that relevant,” the mayor said. “Kung para lang sa political gain, hindi ako sasali ng political party. I have nothing to gain from it.”

“The only reason that I might join a political party is if I really believe in the party principles, the party ideology, and how the party is being run,” Sotto explained.

He also mentioned that the political party in the country is weak.

“Even if you observe or ask around, mahina talaga ang political party system sa Pilipinas. Hindi yan sikreto. Alam yan ng buong mundo,” Sotto said. (ai/mtvn)

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