ROMPIN: The partnership between Barisan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan is starting to be accepted by the people, says Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Hussain(pic).
The Barisan Nasional candidate for the Tioman parliamentary seat said that this was achieved through constant engagement.
"We admit that many were surprised with the decision at the start but through ongoing explanations on the nature of the partnership, the people have started to accept it," he told Sinar Harian on Saturday (Dec 3).
He was met during early voting for the Tioman seat at the Rompin police headquarters.
Mohd Johari added that the Barisan election machinery has been instructed to work with its Pakatan counterparts.
"The campaign must be aggressive with strategies to reach voters via a personal touch in order to attract their support. There is no need for large-scale activities as what is important is that the campaign involves the BN and PH machinery working together," he said.
He also said that this partnership would help lead to a Barisan victory.
The battle for Tioman is currently a four-cornered fight, with Mohd Johari going up against Nor Idayu Hashim (Perikatan Nasional), Osman A Bakar (Pejuang) and Sulaiman Bakar (Independent).
On Nov 29, Parti Amanah Negara decided that its candidate representing Pakatan Mohd Fadzli Mohd Ramly would give way to the Barisan.
Polling for the Tioman seat has been postponed to Dec 7 following the death of Perikatan candidate Md Yunus Ramli.