PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic) says he is willing to accept Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed's challenge to try to win the Pulai parliamentary seat back from Pakatan Harapan.
However, the Federal Territories Minister said the decision to contest there was not up to him but up to Umno.
"I can contest anywhere as instructed or nominated by Umno, (but) I must thank him for the offer," he said when contacted.
Annuar said it would be an honour to contest in Pulai as it is a well-known Umno stronghold and a win there may relive the glory days of Barisan Nasional.
He said his former colleague, the late Tan Sri Mohamed Rahmat, who had also been Umno and Barisan secretary-general, had won big majorities in that seat when he was MP there from 1969-1999.
"We should try and regain the glory days and the legacy he left behind. I'm sure Barisan in Pulai can do it as they did during his time," he said.
Nur Jazlan and Annuar have been locking horns in the past few days after the former Pulai MP claimed that the Ketereh MP was a dead figure in Umno's fight.
In retaliation, Annuar made it known that he had won Ketereh in Kelantan in the 14th General Election (GE14) in 2018 for Umno whereas Nur Jazlan had lost his seat.
Nur Jazlan later dared Annuar to contest in Pulai, which he had defended for three terms since 2004 before losing it Parti Amanah Negara's deputy president Salahuddin Ayub in 2018.
The Ketereh seat is made up of about 96.7% Malay, 1.9% Chinese and 0.08% Indian voters while Pulai is made up of 49% Malay, 39.2% Chinese and 10.3% Indian voters.
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