Wednesday, June 29, 2022

BN has found formula to reclaim Selangor, says Najib

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SEPANG: Umno and Barisan Nasional have found the formula to wrest back Selangor from the opposition in the coming general election, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic).

During the opening of the simultaneous delegates meeting of all Selangor Umno divisions here on Saturday, Najib, who is also Umno president and Barisan chairman, said the lessons from Barisan’s defeat in the state in the 13th general election and its big victory in the Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election had provided the formula.

Using Barisan’s defeat in the Sepang parliamentary seat in GE13 as an example, he said the biggest factor contributing to the loss then was internal problems in the Sepang Umno division.

“This was evidently clear because the margin of victory was very slim, just 1,100 votes and furthermore, two former leaders of the division stood as independents.

“If we were to count the votes secured by the Independents, which by right should have gone to Umno/BN, we would have won in Sepang. And not only that, even the spoilt votes would have given us victory, what more if the two were added up (spoilt votes and votes secured by the independents), we would have won comfortably,” he said.

Also present were Selangor Umno liaison chief Tan Sri Noh Omar, who is also Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister, Selangor Wanita Umno chief Datuk Nor Hayati Onn, Selangor Umno Youth chief Zainuri Zainal and Sepang Umno Division chief Datuk Marsum Paing.

Najib said the matter must be taken as a lesson so as not to select candidates recklessly or by rejecting a popular candidate who was able to bring victory to the party just because that individual was not from the same ‘camp’.

Considering these factors, the Prime Minister said when facing the Sungai Besar by-election, he had asked for a new formula to select a candidate who was well received by all quarters.

“Now we have a new system, that’s why when we were making the selection, our candidate Budiman Mohd Zohdi appeared. Somehow ‘The Budiman Factor’ contributed to our victory.

“Our choice was right this time. We also won because Tan Sri Noh Omar worked hard leading the machinery, when we have strong and cohesive teamwork, when we act with good team spirit, so we can achieve victory,” he said. – Bernama

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