KUANTAN: Perikatan Nasional intends to contest in all 14 Parliament seats and 42 state seats in Pahang in the coming 15th general election (GE15), said Pahang Perikatan chairman Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (pic).
As preparation, he said discussion on seat allocations between parties in Perikatan, namely Bersatu, PAS, and Gerakan were at the initial stage with each party sending two representatives in the talk which was held in a cordial environment.
"The three parties agree that there should be an initial discussion and the small group would discuss candidly to work out the seat allocation formula for GE15.
"For the time being, the gist on the seats to be contested by the parties involved have to be referred to the respective party committees before it is finalised," he said.
Saifuddin who was also Pahang Bersatu chief said this in a media conference after attending the Indera Mahkota Bersatu division annual conference at Kompleks Dagangan Mahkota here on Sunday (Nov 27).
Asked on the relations between Pahang Bersatu and PAS following the close ties the party has with Pahang UMNO which led to the setting up of Muafakat Nasional in the Cameron Highlands by-election, Saifuddin said they (Bersatu and PAS) had strong relations.
As preparation for GE15, Saifuddin who was also Foreign Minister said the priority of Bersatu Pahang at the moment was to heed to call of the president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to set up many branches and increase membership to prepare the party’s machinery. - Bernama