For the second time BARMM Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim participates in Philippine Political Exercise

Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao- Ahod Ebrahim, aka Al Haj Murad, Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has participated for the second time in the Philippine political exercises on Monday (May 13) by casting his vote for the national and local positions.

He voted at Simuay Junction Central Elementary School after waiting for about 30 minutes. He prayed that winners would be guided and push for moral governance.

 “First time kong bumoto for national election at nahirapan talaga ako (It was my first time to vote for the national election and I found it difficult),” said Ebrahim.

Ebrahim joined the Moro armed struggle in 1969 until the MILF signed the peace agreement with the government in 2014, which eventually led to the crafting of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) that gave way to the expanded Bangsamoro autonomous region, a report by Inquirer Mindanao said.

 “I have cast my vote with the guideline I picked up from President Duterte in connection with this election, that is, to choose candidates based on their track record and their stance on issues affecting the country,” he said.

On January 21, he voted yes for the ratification of BOL that created a new political entity in Mindanao, where he was now the chief minister, the Inquirer Mindanao also said.

Ebrahim said that, “If moral governance is achieved, everything else will follow. And the evil, including vote-buying, will be eradicated.”