PETALING JAYA: Datuk Husam Musa will defend his vice-presidency in the upcoming PAS polls in June, putting to rest speculation that he would go for the presidentâ€™s post.
The Salor assemblyman said although he was also nominated for the top post and the deputy presidency, he admitted that the party needs to be helmed by an ulama leader.
â€œI would like to apologise to those who have placed their big hope in me as I would just like to defend my current post.
â€œAs the generation that was born under the ulama leadership in 1982, I still believe that the foundation of the party lies on the ulama leadership,â€ he said in a statement on Monday.
Husam however cautioned that the party should not be caught in a trap laid out by their political opponents from achieving their goals as enshrined in the party constitution.
He said that PASâ€™ roadmap to Putrajaya that was set up to form a Federal Government and the ‘PAS For All’ tagline was decided collectively by the party, and not by any individual.
Although he was not referring to any individual in his statement, his remark is believed to be directed at Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah.
Mohd Amar was reported to have said that Putrajaya was not as important as the implementation of hudud in Kelantan.
“What has been achieved by the PAS struggle today is a continuation of the approach, strategies and methods that have been decided by our leaders at all levels,â€ said Husam.
Husamâ€™s decision means that there will be a straight fight for the presidentâ€™s post between Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and his contender PAS veteran Ahmad Awang.
There will also be a straight fight between incumbent deputy president Mohamad Sabu and Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man for the deputy presidentâ€™s post.-The Star