KUALA LUMPUR: A recent survey revealed that more than half of the voters in Lembah Pantai will support Barisan Nasional in the coming election, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
"A recent study showed that the winds of change is blowing in Lembah Pantai with 50.89% of voters saying they will support Barisan in the coming polls.
"Hopefully, the support for Barisan will increase here when the polls are held," the Deputy Prime Minister said after a gathering with residents at the Desa Aman police quarters here Thursday (March 8).
Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is Barisan deputy chairman, noted that 74.5% of voters agreed that Barisan had provided assistance and services to residents here.
"Seventy per cent of voters here felt that it is the Barisan government that is able to secure a better future for them," he added, without mentioning the source of the study.
Dr Ahmad Zahid also took a veiled swipe at Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar.
"The study also revealed 75.3% of promises made by the current person representing Lembah Pantai were not fulfilled," he added.
Dr Ahmad Zahid assured that he would personally look into the welfare of residents here if they gave their support to Barisan.
Datuk Seri Raja Nong Chik Datuk Zainal Abidin is tipped to be the Barisan candidate for Lembah Pantai.
Dr Ahmad Zahid also announced that the Desa Aman police quarters would be given a face lift.
He added that plans were also under way to build multi-storey carparks in Sri Pantai, Kerinchi and Kampung Limau to ease congestions.
There has been recent talk of Nurul Izzah contesting in Permatang Pauh following claims of waning support and the movement of postal votes in the Lembah Pantai constituency.
In 2008, she defeated Wanita Umno chief Tan Sri Sharizat Abdul Jalil in Lembah Pantai before successfully defending her seat in 2013 against former Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing minister Raja Nong Chik.
In 2013, Nurul Izzah won the seat with a slim majority, beating Raja Nong Chik by only 1,874 votes.
The number of valid votes in the constituency was 60,336.