JELEBU – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today disclosed efforts by the opposition to move some voters to Johor in order to capture the state in the coming 14th general election (GE14).
As Home Minister overseeing the National Registration Department, he said he had detected the move being made by the opposition.
“They (opposition) are focusing on Johor as they want to capture Johor. In GE13, they were targeting Negeri Sembilan and clearly Negeri Sembilan (ruling coalition) not only managed to retain its existing seats then but to also increase the number won.
“So, I am confident that although the opposition has identified several parliamentary and state seats (to be contested and wrested) in the state, Johor will remain a fixed deposit for UMNO and BN.”
Ahmad Zahid, who is also UMNO vice-president and carrying out the duties of party deputy president, said this when opening the Jelebu UMNO division delegates conference in Kuala Klawang, today.
Also present were Jelebu UMNO division chief Datuk Jalaluddin Alias, socio-cultural affairs adviser to the government Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim and UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. – BERNAMA