Bagan Pinang By Election 3 October 2009
October 02, 2009 22:22 PM
Only Two Candidates Bought Nomination Forms – EC
PORT DICKSON, Oct 2 (Bernama) — Only two candidates have bought nomination forms for the Bagan Pinang by-election on Oct 11, Election Commission (EC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof said.
This paved the way for a straight fight between Tan Sri Mohamad Isa Samad of Barisan Nasional (BN) and Zulkefly Mohamad Omar of PAS.
Abdul Aziz told a press conference that former Telok Kemang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) committee member Shahruddin Abdul Hamid who said he would contest as an independent did not buy the form.
However, Shahruddin who quit PKR today told Bernama his agent bought the form at Seremban EC office three days ago.
Abdul Aziz refuted the claim saying that EC had no records that the nomination form had been bought by another party.
“Only the BN and PAS candidates had bought the nomination forms. The independent candidate did not buy from us or had bought other forms.
“Candidates can still buy the forms before the delivery time expires at 10am tomorrow,” he said.
Abdul Aziz who was satisfied with the preparation expected the situation tomorrow to be hot and advised contesting parties not to bring along too many supporters.
BN supporters would gather at Port Dickson District Office while PAS supporters at the Esso petrol kiosk nearby.
He said only 100 supporters from each party were allowed to enter the tent and urged them not to create trouble but to follow the rules set by EC and police.