GE15: As a Tambun local, I am in a better position to serve the people, says Peja


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 22 Oct 2022

IPOH: Tambun parliamentary seat incumbent Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said that as as a local, he holds many advantages to "take care" of the voters there compared to an "outsider".

"I am indeed a Tambun native and even after GE15 (the 15th General Election) ends, whether I win or not, I will still be there but we welcome anyone who wants to contest the seat.

"Certainly being a local candidate gives me an advantage because since 2018, I have spent a lot of time in Tambun and been close to the people," he told Bernama.

In GE14 in 2018, Ahmad Faizal, who contested on a Pakatan Harapan (PH) ticket using the PKR logo, won Tambun in a three-cornered clash against Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS candidates, after garnering 38,661 votes, giving him a majority of 5,320 votes.

Ahmad Faizal, who is now Bersatu deputy president and also Perak Perikatan Nasional chairman, said the strategy of placing local candidates is expected to give advantages and bear fruit because they have always been with the people in good and bad times before.

"It is certain that we in Perikatan will present candidates from all parties in the coalition (for the state seats under the Tambun constituency), let's wait for the announcement that will be made soon on who will be my partners in the Tambun seat," he added.

On Thursday (Oct 20), Pakatan Harapan chairman and PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had announced that he will be contesting the Tambun seat in GE15. Nomination day for GE15 has been set for Nov 5 while polling will be on Nov 19. - Bernama

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Bling ring: Online jewellery racket busted, four nabbed
You said nothing when Umno sacked me without 'due process', Zaid tells ousted leaders
Motorist nabbed over hit-and-run that left two children badly hurt
Floods: Number of victims displaced in Johor rises to 2,511
Covid-19 Watch: 258 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 63.5pc
MetMalaysia: Danger-level continuous heavy rain warning for Pahang, Johor until Jan 30
Floods: Number of evacuees goes down in Sabah, Johor; unchanged in Pahang
What’s wrong with learning from Singapore, asks Nga
Coastal Bachok homes at risk
High demand for sugar cane

Others Also Read