PAS is setting ambitious goals, aiming to secure a majority of 30,000 votes as revealed by the party’s election director Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor.
Addressing supporters during the launch of the party’s election machinery in the constituency, Sanusi criticised the unnecessary nature of the by-election, attributing it to UMNO’s decision to file a petition despite anticipating a loss.
“This election is unnecessary but UMNO was crazy enough to file a petition despite knowing it will lose the by-election.
“From a majority of 27,000 in the 15th General Election (GE15), we will ensure it goes up to 30,000 this time around,” he said during the launch of the party’s election machinery in the constituency.
Acknowledging voter fatigue due to this being the third vote in just over 12 months, the Kedah Menteri Besar urged constituents to fulfill their civic duty by participating in the democratic process.
“I know you must be tired but it is still important for you to fulfil your duty as a citizen by coming back to vote.”
Moreover, the Kemaman by-election was triggered after the Terengganu election court nullified the victory of Che Alias Hamid, citing corruption that influenced voters in the constituency during GE15. Che Alias had secured a majority of 27,179 votes.
Meanwhile, Sanusi encouraged voters to use the by-election as an opportunity to send a clear message to the unity government, expressing the hope for a brighter future for the country.
“Let’s put an end once and for all to (their) political career in Kemaman.”
The Kemaman parliamentary by-election is scheduled for Dec 2, with early voting set for Nov 28 and the nomination day scheduled for Nov 18. – Nov 10, 2023