BAGAN DATUK – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has set a target to retain his parliamentary seat of Bagan Datuk with five-fold majority in the 14th general election (GE14) compared to the GE13.
In the 13th edition of the general election, Ahmad Zahid won the seat with 2,108 vote-majority.
He said he was confident that the five-fold victory was achievable, but would require hard work from all Jalinan Rakyat (JR) and JR Plus election machineries.
“The political scenario in Bagan Datuk differs greatly from other parliamentary and state constituencies as numerous accusations and allegations have been hurled at us to destroy public confidence in the ruling party,” Ahmad Zahid, who is UMNO vice-president assuming the duties of deputy president, said at the launch of Bagan Datuk JR Plus here today.
The JR Plus was launch by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last April to function as a platform together with the Umno and Barisan Nasional (BN) election machineries in facing the upcoming GE14.