PENGKALAN CHEPA: The nomination process for the Chempaka by-election began at 9am, Tuesday at the Dewan Bitara Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM).
The process will take an hour before returning officer Ibrahim Bakri Mat Deris announces the names of candidates for the by-election on March 22, should there be a contest.
PAS candidate Ahmad Fathan Mahmood @ Mahamad arrived at the venue slightly after 9am.
Four independent candidates – Sharif Mahmood, the former Kelantan Perkasa secretary, Aslah Mamat, the president of Bumi Rahmat Kelantan Tengku Fadzilah Husin and Izat Bukhari Ismail Buhari – also arrived to submit their nomination forms.
The Chempaka seat fell vacant following the death of former Kelantan mentri besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, 84, due to prostate cancer on Feb 12.