Beliau kini mengecilkan pilihannya kepada hanya dua kerusi.
Sekiranya beliau tidak bertanding di Tambun, beliau akan meletakkan Siti Ketua Srikandi PKR Siti Aishah Shaik Ismail di situ, kata Anwar.
Anwar berkata, jika bertanding di Perak, beliau harus menumpukan sepenuhnya di negeri itu dan tidak boleh lagi pusing seluruh negara pada waktu berkempen.
"Saya tidak boleh hanya turun pada hari penamaan calon, kemudian pergi kempen di negeri lain," katanya di hadapan kira-kira 300 orang di Kubang Semang hari ini.
Katanya, isterinya Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Ismail yang juga presiden PKR juga tidak begitu setuju beliau bertanding di Perak dan lebih gemar beliau tetap tinggal di Permatang Pauh.-malaysiakini
Anwar: Bukan tidak sayang Permatang Pauh
Anwar: If not Tambun, it's Permatang Pauh...
PKR supremo Anwar Ibrahim reveals that if he does not contest in Tambun, he would contest in Permatang Pauh.
He has now narrowed down his choice of seats to two.
If he does not contest in Tambun, he will field PKR Srikandi (young women’s group) chief Siti Aishah Shaik Ismail there, he added.
Anwar (right) said that if he contests in Perak, he has to focus there fully and cannot make trips round the country during the campaign period.
“I can’t just come for nomination day and then leave for campaign in other states,” he told a crowd of some 300 people in Kubang Semang in Permatang Pauh this evening.
He added that even his wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail was not very agreeable to him contesting in Perak, saying she preferred him in Permatang Pauh.
“They stood by you in the past, you can’t just leave for Perak,” he related her as saying.
He then tried to explain why the proposal to contest in Perak came up.
“I just want to explain how the thought crossed our minds about contesting in Perak. It is all because of strategy. We just wanted to shore up support there.”
Anwar said he will announce in Taman Pauh if he was contesting in the constituency.
“Give me a few hours, I still need to discuss with a few leaders including those from Tambun,” he added.
During his speech, a PKR leader asked the crowd repeatedly if Anwar should remain in Permatang Pauh, and they responded by giving him a resounding “Yes!”.-malaysiakini
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