SERI ISKANDAR, April 17 — PAS vice president Idris Ahmad will be defending the Bukit Gantang parliamentary seat in GE14.
Idris is the incumbent MP, having narrowly won the seat in GE13 with a 988-vote majority against Umno’s Ismail Saffian.
Idris was one of four Perak candidates announced by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang at the Gelombang Hijau Perak ceramah here last night.
Besides Idris, Hadi also announced that Perak PAS commissioner Razman Zakaria would be contesting the Gunung Semanggol state seat.
“National party committee member Dr Najihatussalehah Ahmad will be running for the Parit parliament seat,” Hadi said.
“We will also be placing Bagan Datuk PAS information chief Ata Abdul Munim Hasan Adli to contest the Bagan Datuk parliament seat.”
“You will have to wait until April 19 for the rest of the candidates,” Hadi joked to the crowd.
This is the second time Dr Najihatussalehah will be contesting the Parit seat, after an unsuccessful run in the 12th general election.
She also ran for the Belanja state seat in GE13, and most recently contested the Kuala Kangsar parliamentary seat in the 2016 by-election.
Hadi also said PAS would be contesting 160 parliamentary seats nationwide during the coming election, adding that the party had strong support nationwide.
“We have elected representatives in all states except Negri Sembilan, Sabah and Sarawak,” he said.