Gov. Ralph DLG Torres is extending a hand of reconciliation to everyone as the CNMI moves forward after a bitter election that saw mudslinging and accusations were thrown around on social media.
Torres and Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) congratulated each other for winning in their respective posts in last Tuesday’s elections.
Torres and his running mate, Senate President Arnold I. Palacios (R-Saipan), defeated the independent tandem of former governor Juan N. Babauta and Dr. Rita A. Sablan, while Delegate Sablan was re-elected to again represent the CNMI in the U.S. Congress.
“I congratulate Congressman Sablan on his re-election. I look forward to working with him and our elected leaders in our ongoing recovery efforts for Typhoon Mangkhut and Super Typhoon Yutu,” said Torres.
“Additional support from Congress will assist us greatly toward achieving a sense of normalcy again. The time for healing is now, and we must put politics aside to help every single person who calls these islands home. I thank the congressman for his support of our efforts.”
Delegate Sablan, likewise, sent his congratulatory message to the GOP bets. “I congratulate Gov. Torres and lieutenant governor-elect Palacios, and everyone who was elected to office on Tuesday.”
“We may have been competitors before, but as of today, the people of the Marianas have decided they want us to work together in the best interests of our islands. The governor and all our elected officials have my pledge to listen to that decision, especially in the face of the work we need to do to recover from typhoons Mangkhut and Yutu,” said Delegate Sablan.