Bersatu vice-president Radzi Jidin was yesterday announced as Perikatan Nasional’s (PN) candidate for the Putrajaya parliamentary seat in the 15th general election (GE15).
PN chairman Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Bersatu president, announced this in his speech at an event in Putrajaya last night.
"The candidate for Putrajaya is Radzi… never have any doubt, this is our candidate and we want him to work," he said.
In GE14, Radzi contested the Ketereh parliamentary seat but was defeated by Annuar Musa. He was appointed as a senator on July 17, 2018.
The incumbent for Putrajaya is Umno treasurer Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor, who in GE14 won the seat against PAS’ Zainal Abidin Kidam and PKR candidate Samsu Adabi Mamat with a 3,372-vote majority.
PN comprises Bersatu, PAS, Gerakan, Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) and Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).
The Election Commission has fixed Nov 19 as polling day and Nov 5 for nominations while early voting will take place on Nov 15.