IPOH – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said there should not be any resentment whether one is nominated as a candidate or not for the parliamentary or state seats in the 14th General Election (GE14).
Ahmad Zahid, who is also Barisan Nasional (BN) deputy chairman, said those nominated as candidates were the outcome of the final decision made by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as BN chairman.
“Therefore, ladies and gentlemen who are invited this morning, don’t think too much about being renominated to represent BN because outside there are more people who are sad for not being nominated this time.
“The proposers and supporters of candidates, if there are problems among the resentment group, measures needed to be taken to resolve them,” he said when speaking at the announcement of the Perak candidates event here today.
He said there should not be any internal problems, otherwise measures or approaches needed to be taken to solve them.
“I don’t want to see and hear any such reports, if there is any, at any polling registration centre in any hotspots or flashpoints in the state.
“All the machinery or candidates must solve the problem among themselves and all resentment must be put aside and they be given the opportunity that they must win,” he said.
Ahmad Zahid said efforts should be taken not only to retain existing seats but to regain more seats, adding that Perak needed to win over two-thirds majority in the state seats.
He also hoped that Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir would continue to lead and the people needed to give him their full support. – BERNAMA