Keputusan ini timbul selepas ketua PKR negeri Dr. Mansor Othman malam tadi mengumumkan bahawa Ketua Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia Badrul Hisham Shaharin, lebih dikenali sebagai Chegubard(kiri), sebagai calon bagi kerusi tersebut. Baca di sini.
Pesuruhjaya Negeri PAS, Salleh Man telah membuat perisytiharan di Pongsu Seribu, kubu kuat parti itu di Tasek Gelugor pada kira-kira jam 10 malam hari ini.
"Kami yakin calon-calon kami boleh menyapu bersih semua kerusi terhadap Umno," kata Salleh.
Beliau berkata keputusan itu dibuat selepas mesyuarat yang panjang dengan kepimpinan PAS di Kuala Lumpur, semalam.
Salleh juga mengumumkan bahawa parti itu akan bertanding di dua kerusi Parlimen dan lima kerusi negeri di Pulau Pinang pada pilihan raya umum ke-13, yang ditetapkan pada 5 Mei 2013 nanti.
Calon-calon bagi kedua-dua kerusi Parlimen adalah Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden, Setiasausaha Pemuda PAS Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang Pemuda PAS dan Abdul Rahman Maidin, bekas Presiden Dewan Perniagaan Melayu di Tasek Gelugor.
Calon-calon bagi empat kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri yang lain,adalah Roshidi Hussein (Penaga), Arshad Md Salleh (Permatang Berangan), Asnah Hashim (Bayan Lepas) dan Zahadi Mohamad (Sungai Dua).
PAS, PKR face three-cornered fight in Sungai Acheh...
PAS will meet its fellow Pakatan Rakyat ally PKR in a three-cornered fight in the Sungai Acheh state seat by fielding its Penang Youth chief Yusni Mat Piah (right).
The decision came after state PKR chief Mansor Othman last night announced Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia chief Badrul Hisham Shaharin, more popularly known as Chegubard, as the candidate for the rural Malay seat in the Nibong Tebal constituency.
PAS state commissioner Salleh Man made the declaration in Pongsu Seribu, the party's stronghold in Tasek Gelugor at about 10pm today.
"We are confident our candidates can sweep clean all the seats against Umno," Salleh said.
He noted that the decision was made after a long meeting with the PAS leadership in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
"Our decision is final," he said, adding that the central leadership has also decided on the candidate list for the whole country.
Salleh further announced that the party would contest two parliamentary and five state seats in Penang in the 13th general election, fixed for May 5.
The candidates for the two parliamentary seats are Afnan Hamimi Taib Azamudden, Penang PAS Youth secretary for Kepala Batas and Abdul Rahman Maidin, former Malay Chamber of Commerce president for Tasek Gelugor.
Speaking in front of a small crowd as many were prohibited from attending due to heavy downpour earlier and muddy grounds, Salleh added he will be defending his state seat of Permatang Pasir.
Candidates for the four remaining state seats include Roshidi Hussein (Penaga), Arshad Md Salleh (Permatang Berangan), Asnah Hashim (Bayan Lepas) and Zahadi Mohamad (Sungai Dua).
Each candidate, after his name was announced, came forward to give a small speech.-malaysiakini
Patriot88 - PKR & PAS, please sort this out before it is too late. By hook or by crook, we want to see a one to one fight with UMNO. Pool all your resources together.
ghkok - Wait, Wait, Wait. The outcome COULD BE (1) BN and PKR split votes, and PAS WINS. Or (2) BN and PAS split votes, and PKR WINS. Or (3) PAS and PKR split votes, and BN wins. Pakatan, it's a stroke of GENIUS ! Excellent strategy !! I knew you guys have something up your sleeve.