PETALING JAYA: PAS will not give way to Bersatu Youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal to contest the Bagan Serai parliamentary seat in the 15th general election (GE15), says the Islamic party’s Bagan Serai chief Abdul Aziz Abdul Majid.
“He received no mandate from the Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition at the state or federal level to contest the seat,” Aziz was quoted as saying in a Sinar Harian report.
He described Wan Fayhsal’s announcement that he would be contesting the seat as “inappropriate”.
“We don’t accept him as Bagan Serai parliamentary candidate,” said Aziz at an event yesterday.
PAS and Bersatu have an agreement on parliamentary seat distribution in Kelantan but not in Perak.
He said that a proposal paper for PAS to contest the seat was submitted to the party’s president Abdul Hadi Awang.
“We will make sure PAS contest the seat because most members and supporters want that, and they can reject anybody else who isn’t from the party,” he said.
On May 14, Wan Fayhsal was reported to have revealed his desire to contest the Bagan Serai parliamentary seat in GE15.
He said that he had been steadily making progress in reaching out to voters in the last two years.