JV Ejercito on victory: Kinabahan din ako

Posted at May 20 2013 10:30 AM | Updated as of May 20 2013 06:30 PM

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MANILA - Senator-elect JV Ejercito admitted Monday that he also had doubts that he would win in the May 13 senatorial polls after early poll results showed him at the tail end of the "Magic 12."

Ejercito said he was surprised when the early poll results showed he was placing 11th in the race when pre-election surveys showed he would place 5th or 6th.

"Kinabahan din ako. Hanggang hindi ako napo-proklama baka totohanin yung 12-0," he said.

"Medyo nagulat din kami sa naging results kasi naging very consistent ako sa survey. Average is 5-6. Pinakamababa ko number 9. Nung March naging 3-4. At yung exit polls nung Election Day mismo nasa number 5-6. Marami lang nagtaka at nagulat sa nangyaring results," he added.

He said he also received reports that some precincts in Mindanao had 100% turnout, which was surprising.

He said he will leave it up to the United Nationalist Alliance leadership if they will investigate the reports.

ABS-CBN Umagang Kay Ganda, May 20, 2013