Azmin to make comeback as Selangor MB if PN wins state polls?

PERIKATAN Nasional has not ruled out the possibility of nominating Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali to lead the state government again should the coalition win the forthcoming Selangor state polls.

According to Selangor PN Election Machinery Deputy Director Datuk Dr Zulkafperi Hanapi, the opportunities are always open to the former Selangor menteri besar to return, although this would be up to the PN leadership to determine the best candidate for the job.

“The opportunities are always open for him (Azmin) and if he succeeds in winning at the state assembly level and brings us towards victory in Selangor, InsyaAllah, with his experience of developing the state, it could be in that direction,” he was reported as saying by Utusan Malaysia.

However, Zulkafperi acknowledged that it would be an uphill battle for Azmin to defend the Bukit Antarabangsa state seat that he won in the 14th general election (GE14).

“The [competition for the Bukit Antarabangsa state seat] is expected to be fierce as less than 50% of Malay voters will certainly be difficult, but his influence could attract voters.

“We are not ruling out the possibilities of Azmin remaining at Bukit Antarabangsa or choosing a different state seat that may side with PN’s victory,” he said.

Zulkafperi further noted that PN’s current preparations were at their best and they are confident in obtaining at least 33 state assembly seats to form the state government.

“I am confident that we can conquer this state through the ummah unification between Bersatu and PAS. We want to see a continuation of the Malay wave and give support to PN to reject PH (Pakatan Harapan) and BN (Barisan Nasional),” he remarked.

Previously, Selangor PAS chief Ahmad Yunus Hairi had expressed his confidence that PN stands a good chance of winning in Selangor at the upcoming state elections.

He said this was based on feedback from voters who said they were “tired of the lies and false promises” from the PH government.

According to Ahmad Yunus, the current Selangor government has failed to solve the problems faced by the people such as the high cost of living, lack of job opportunities, insufficient housing, flooding, water pollution, and poor internet coverage.

He said the people of Selangor want a government that has integrity and can look after them while developing the state.

Six states – Pakatan Harapan-controlled Penang, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan, as well as PAS-led Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu – will hold state elections this year. – Feb 1, 2023


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