Yan, Oct 23 – Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said it would be easier for the federal and state governments to bring development to the Sungai Limau constituency if its voters chose the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in the upcoming by-election to represent the area.
Muhyiddin, who is also BN deputy chairman, said this would also provide a direct link between the area’s elected representative and the federal and state government administration under BN, towards a brighter future for Sungai Limau residents.
“If they think about the area’s future and if the elected representative is from BN, physical development and development in other fields like socio-economic, education and religion will be easier to be implemented, especially under the leadership of Menteri Besar Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir and at the federal level, under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak,” he said after the nomination process for the Sungai Limau by-election at Dewan Dato’ Madi, here, Wednesday.
The Sungai Limau state seat by-election this Nov 4 will see a straight fight between BN candidate Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim and PAS candidate Mohd Azam Abd Samat.
The seat is vacant following the death of its assemblyman and former Kedah menteri besar Tan Sri Azizan Abdul Razak on Sept 26. Azizan held the seat since 1995.
“Although Sungai Limau is said to be a PAS stronghold while we (BN) are seen as the underdog and our chances (of winning) not as good as PAS, we believe the voters will be able to evaluate deeper and wisely, and not emotionally,” said Muhyiddin.
He said if the BN candidate Ahmad Sohaimi was given the chance to represent them, it would make for an easier path to implement whatever the development agenda for the constituency.
Muhyiddin said BN had chosen the most qualified candidate with a good educational and management background.
In fact, he said, Ahmad Sohaimi himself had stated his commitment to developing Sungai Limau.
On BN’s campaign approach, Muhyiddin said BN representatives at the state and federal levels would be meeting the voters and explain to them the various issues raised by PAS in the run-up to polling.