BENTONG, Sept 21 — Bentong Umno committee member Datuk Amizar Abu Adam is Barisan Nasional’s (BN) candidate for the Pelangai state by-election to be held on October 7.
Pahang BN chairman Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail made the announcement here today.
“We as party members need to help our friend (Amizar) to win in Pelangai.
“There are 3,040 Umno members in Pelangai, so I hope party members will work hard, and that we can get at least 90 per cent of our members out to vote. Please continue to give support so that our candidate will win big,” he said.
Also present were Umno Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, Amanah president Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah president Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup, MCA deputy president Datuk Mah Hang Soon and MIC vice-president Datuk M. Asojan.
Wan Rosdy, who is Pahang Menteri Besar, expressed hope that the Pelangai by-election will put an end to the so-called ‘green wave’ phenomenon.
“What we saw in the last state elections, especially in Terengganu, Kelantan and Kedah, being associated with this green wave, so let’s end it here,” he said.
Meanwhile, Amizar, who hails from Felda Chemomoi located in the Pelangai state constituency, said he will do his best to translate the party’s mandate and trust to victory in the by-election.
“I will strive for victory, I want to continue the legacy of the late Datuk Seri Johari Harun,” said Amizar, who holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Management and Leadership from Universiti Sains Malaysia.
The Election Commission has fixed October 7 as polling day for the Pelangai state by-election, following the death of Johari, 53, who was one of the 10 victims of the plane crash in Shah Alam, Selangor on August 17.
Nomination and early voting for the by-election have been fixed for September 23 and October 3 respectively.