Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Diagnosed with Cancer, Brother Doug to take his Place in the Upcoming Elections
Hours before heading into chemotherapy, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio clip urging voters to support his brother as the next Mayor. A tough-sounding Ford announced that he was heading into chemotherapy and hence would have to relinquish office.
Ford is diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma, which is basically a tumor in the abdomen region. Ford was hospitalized a week ago and announced that his brother would take over from him in the upcoming elections that are scheduled for 27th October.
Doug Ford is a city councilor whom Rob wants as his replacement. Rob said, “Toronto needs Doug Ford as Mayor. I am nominating Doug Ford as my replacement, and I would want him to jump into this race whole heartedly. The people of Toronto have been with me for a long time, and I want you all to back Doug as Mayor, from now.”
Rob Ford promised to beat cancer and return to the city with his family, stronger than ever. He said, “With the love and prayers of my family, friends and you, the people of Toronto, I will return.”
Rob Ford was elected as Mayor back in 2010 and was running for his old council seat in his hometown before tragedy struck. His brother Doug Ford has been his biggest defender and is now getting ready to face an uphill task.
Doug is yet to start campaigning for the fast-approaching elections, although, he said that he planned on starting from Friday. “It makes Rob feel better when I’m out there campaigning, but I am going to his hospital room right now and know that he will give me heck for doing that, but I’ll do that anyway!” Doug said from outside Rob’s hospital room.
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