GE15: Priority to contest recommended for incumbent Kelantan BN MPs, says state Umno chief


MACHANG: Kelantan Barisan Nasional has downplayed speculation that incumbent Ketereh MP Tan Sri Annuar Musa will not contest the seat in the 15th General Election (GE15).

Kelantan Umno liaison committee chairman Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (pic) said he had submitted the names of all three incumbent Barisan MPs to coalition chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to be prioritised as candidates.

Apart from himself, the others are Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah and Annuar.

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"Right now people are saying that this person is contesting, that person is not contesting, but I haven't received my letter of appointment either, so all this (that Annuar will not stand in Ketereh) is just a rumour.

"Wait for our chairman's announcement," he told reporters after launching the Kelantan Barisan machinery for GE15 in Padang Estet Sungai Bagan, Labok, here on Monday (Oct 31).

Earlier, it was reported that Annuar will be replaced with Ketereh Umno Puteri chief Marzuani Ardila Ariffin.

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Annuar, who was at the event, held up his hand to indicate to the media that he did not want to comment.

Ahmad Jazlan said from the overwhelming response Barisan had received on the ground in Kelantan augured well for the coalition's performance there in GE15.

"I once said we targeted nine seats but now – dare I say it – we might be able to win more," he said.

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