AMANAH Johor has announced that it will submit the list of candidates for the Pulai parliamentary and Simpang Jeram state seats by-elections which will take place on Sept 9 to Amanah’s leaders tomorrow (Aug 15).
Amanah Johor state chairman Aminolhuda Hassan said the party had already listed some of the best candidates to contest in the two seats on Sept 9.
In addition, Amanah Johor is also actively making preparations, including meeting Johor UMNO chairman Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin this Friday (Aug 18) to launch the Pakatan Harapan (PH)-Barisan Nasional (BN) election machinery in the state.
“Amanah leader will make an assessment to determine the candidates for the two seats in question after we present the list of candidates tomorrow. Amanah leaders have their own assessment and may look into alternative names to vie for the two seats in question.
“However, Amanah must be more thorough and careful in selecting candidates for the two vacant seats. We want only the best candidates to compete in order to attract voters in this state, which is significantly different from others,” the Sri Gading MP was reported as saying by Harian Metro today (Aug 14).
When asked if Amanah Johor was worried about the increase in support for Perikatan Nasional (PN) in the six state elections held over the weekend, the Johor PH deputy chairman said that he expected an increase in support for PN in the state.
“The consistent increase of support towards PN since the 15th General Election (GE15) leading to six state elections should not be taken lightly. Therefore, it is very important for the party to field the best and right candidate to attract the attention of voters in Johor.
“Johor is unique and different because voters prefer simplicity and no exaggeration over aggressive and extreme campaign methods.
“We will make certain that the campaign and approach to attracting votes from the PH-BN machinery are more moderate, so as not to provoke or harm any party, including the opponent,” Aminolhuda said.
The Election Comission has set the nomination day for the Pulai parliamentary seat and the Simpang Jeram state seat by-elections on Aug 26 with early voting on Sept 5 and polling day on Sept 9.
The by-elections are being called due to the unexpected vacancy of the seats following the death of the incumbent, Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub, who was the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister, on July 23. – Aug 14, 2023
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