Azmin says he's ready to offer Gombak seat to Dr Mahathir

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 13 Jan 2018

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pic) has said that he is ready to offer his Gombak parliamentary seat to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in the coming general election, if PKR agrees to it.

"Let's be united for the sake of the rakyat," the PKR deputy president and Selangor Mentri Besar said in a tweet on Saturday (Jan 13).

Last Sunday (Jan 7), Pakatan Harapan leaders named Dr Mahathir as its prime minister if it wins the coming polls.

The coalition will also seek a royal pardon for PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to pave the way for him to take over after that.

However, Selangor PKR had opposed the appointment of Dr Mahathir as prime minister-designate.

Selangor PKR communications bureau chief Hizwan Ahmad said he found it "very awkward" to see that PKR, which has been in politics for decades, was not able to name its own leader to be made the prime minister in-waiting.

"Selangor PKR would like to express our disappointment with the announcement naming Pakatan's prime minister candidate," said Hizwan in a statement on Jan 8.

In December last year, Dr Mahathir indicated that he might contest in Langkawi, Kubang Pasu or Putrajaya.

"People are telling me that I have a good chance of winning. So be ready for that," the former prime minister of 22 years was quoted as saying then.