Bersatu has identified a candidate to contest for the Gambir seat in the Johor state election, to replace Muhyiddin Yassin who has said that he might not defend the seat.
Johor Bersatu information chief Mohd Solihan Badri, who is also Ledang Bersatu division chief, said Muhyiddin had requested that the party’s Ledang division leadership hand over a list of qualified candidates to him, as the seat was under the division.
“As the Ledang Bersatu division chief, I have identified a suitable candidate to replace Muhyiddin to contest for the Gambir seat because the individual has the qualifications, besides having the support of the grassroots,” he said in a statement.
Muhyiddin, who is also Bersatu president, had said that he might not defend the Gambir seat which he won in the 14th general election in the upcoming state polls.
Muhyiddin, the Perikatan Nasional chairman, said the move would allow him to focus on more important issues at the parliamentary and central levels, as well as to handle party-related matters.