Albay Governor Edcel “Grex” Lagman credited Ligao Mayor Nando Fernandez for his success in the previous elections.
Gonzales just celebrated his birthday and Lagman was all praises for the veteran politician.
“From the bottom of my heart, i wish you Cong. Mayor “Tatay Nando” Gonzalez many more meaningful birthdays,” said Lagman.
“Thank you for the giving me solid, practical and wise counsel when i was a newbie in the 16th Congress way back 2013-2016,” he added.
The governor said that he won in Albay’s third district in 2019 vice gubernatorial race due to Gonzalez’s support.
“Thank you for supporting me in 2019 in my first foray for a province-wide post. The respect people from the third district’s lone city (Ligao) and six municipalities (Guinobatan, Jovellar, Pio Duran, Oas, Polangui and Libon) have for you really helped me secure the biggest percentages of winning among the province’s 15 municipalities and 3 cities,” he said.
“This was again repeated in 2022,” he added.
“Through your indispensable help, my winning percentages in Ligao City were both at least 82% in the foregoing successive elections,” he continued.
Lagman also vowed to help Fernandez if the need arises.
“Count on me to also return the favor whenever the need arises. You will always be a leader i admire and respect. Otro vez, feliz cumpleaños alcalde,” he said.