The war of words between Kelantan PAS and Amanah got heated when deputy menteri besar Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah explained why the late-Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat did not choose his protege Husam Musa to replace him as menteri besar.
Mohd Amar said, Nik Aziz chose the current menteri besar Ahmad Yaakob because the latter could deliver for the people of Kelantan.
“Tok Guru (Nik Aziz) chose Ahmad because he wanted someone ‘bertelur’ (who could lay eggs, bring benefit) and not just ‘berkokok’ (cluck, talk).
“Tok Guru wanted to teach us that those who berkokok don’t have telur (eggs) or batu (stones, testicles),” the PAS vice president said at a ceramah in Kota Bharu yesterday.
Ahmad, who is also PAS deputy spiritual leader, had succeeded Nik Aziz as menteri besar on May 2013 after the latter stepped down from the post he had held since 1990.
The move sidelined Husam, who was largely touted to be Nik Aziz’s successor.
Mohd Amar said even though Husam, who is now an Amanah vice-president, is a clever man, Nik Aziz was a better judge of character.
Husam is currently spearheading efforts by Pakatan Harapan to wrest Kelantan from PAS.
PAS has held the state since defeating BN in 1990.