Even though he got involved in political scandals, he was able to choke the Prime Minister at will without holding a position in the cabinet.
Monetary, arms, and politics are common players in a kingmaker scenario.
On a different perspective, however, a kingmaker isn’t a kingmaker for nothing.
Take for example Kakuei Tanaka, the most prominent political kingmaker in Japan.
Three years after the shooting incident, on March 1992, four Iglesia Ni Cristo deacons butchered five students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) in the basement at the back of the INC chapel in Sta. What escalated into a cold-blooded murder started only from a heated dispute during a basketball game.
The corpses of the victims were later fished out of the murky waters of Pasig River.
92-104531)] and thereafter throwing his body into the river thereby inflicting upon the latter mortal wounds which were the direct and immediate cause of his death thereafter.” Postmortem examinations on the cadavers showed signs of torture.