Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Abang Johari confident BN will prevail in GE14

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg is confident that Barisan Nasional (BN) will prevail under Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in the upcoming 14th General Election (GE14).

“We are confident that BN will win in the coming General Election. It will prevail and we are confident about that,” he said after presenting the letter of authorisation to BN candidates at PBB headquarters here today.

Dubbed as the ‘Mother of all Elections”, the GE14 is expected to be a tough fight for BN especially in states such as Selangor, Penang, Kelantan and Kedah.

Political observers have cautioned that it would be tough for BN to retain the 133 seats it won in 2013 General Election.

But like the Chief Minister, Sarawak BN secretary-general Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi believed that BN will triumph under Najib with the solid support from Sarawak which is targeting 29 out of the 31 seats.

“We will work harder to ensure that the BN will win. I don’t foresee that Putrajaya will fall. And as far as BN is concerned, we know the significant role that Sarawak plays. And we want to give the best overall performance to the BN in the country,” he said.

Nanta, who will be defending Kapit parliamentary seat for the fifth term pointed out that Sarawak will continue to back Najib as Prime Minister as he has been consistent with the devolution of power for the State.

He pointed out that if Sarawak were to contribute the most seats to the BN in GE14, then it will play a significant role in governing the country.

“We are with the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib because he has been fair to us and he has actually done more to Sarawak compared to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad during his 22 years in office,” said Nanta.

The Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development also believed that if Sarawak were to win many seats then it could expect better allocation from the federal government.

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