Umno to contest Nenggiri by-election

UMNO will be putting up a candidate in the Nenggiri state by-election in Kelantan following the seat vacancy, said its president, said its president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

The Deputy Prime Minister also announced that former Gua Musang MP, Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah has been appointed as the by-election director while Kelantan Umno Liaison Committee chairman and chairman of Felcra Datuk Ahmad Jazlan has been appointed as by-election operations director.

“After this we will be going to Gua Musang to assist our candidate. Insya-Allah, if we work hard and sincerely, Allah will grant victory to us.

“Hopefully this combination (Tengku Razaleigh and Ahmad Jazlan) can give us victory. Pahang Umno must help our candidates in this state,” he said when opening the Umno Lipis Division Meeting at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Silver Jubilee Hall, Kuala Lipis on Saturday.

The Election Commission (EC) has set the Nenggiri state by-election on August 17 with the date of candidate nomination and early voting on August 3 and 13 respectively.

This follows, Mohd Azizi Abu Naim losing his Bersatu membership and the state seat was declared vacant on June 19 by Kelantan Assembly Speaker Mohd Amar Abdullah.