PETALING JAYA: Terengganu Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman has confirmed that he is seeking re-election in the coming general election, to lead the state for a second term.
The state Umno chief, who assumed the menteri besar’s post in May 2014 following the resignation of Ahmad Said, said this in announcing the Barisan Nasional list of candidates in Kuala Terengganu this morning.
Ahmad Razif seeks to retain the Seberang Takir state seat.
Ahmad Said had controversially quit Umno in 2014 with fellow state assemblymen Ghazali Taib and Roslee Daud after stepping down as menteri besar, only to rejoin the party later.
All three are included on the list and will seek re-election: Ahmad Said in Kijal, Ghazali in Ajil and Roslee in Bukit Besi.
Higher Education Minister Idris Jusoh, who was menteri besar from 2004 to 2008, will seek re-election in Besut and Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek in Kemaman.
Terengganu BN candidates (parliamentary seats):
Besut – Idris Jusoh
Setiu – Mohd Jidin bin Shafee
Kuala Nerus – Tengku Asmadi Tengku Mohamad
Kuala Terengganu – Wan Nawawi Wan Ismail
Marang – Mohd Noor Endut
Hulu Terengganu – Rosol Wahid
Dungun – Din Adam
Kemaman – Ahmad Shabery Cheek
*State assembly seats*
Kuala Besut – Tengku Zaihan Che Ku Abd Rahman
Kota Putera – Mahadi Musa
Jertih – Muhamad Pehimi Yusof
Hulu Besut – Nawi Mohamad
Jabi – Mohd Iskandar Jaafar
Permaisuri – Abd. Halim Jusoh
Langkap – Sabri Mohd Noor
Batu Rakit – Bazlan Abd Rahman
Tepoh – Basir Ismail
Buloh Gading – Che Mansor Salleh
Seberang Takir – Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman
Bukit Tunggal – Tuan Arif Sahibu Fadilah Tuan Ahmad
Wakaf Mempelam – Salleh Othman
Bandar – Toh Seng Cheng
Ladang – Mohd Sabri Alwi
Batu Burok – Zamri Awang Hitam
Alor Limbat – Saiful Bahri Baharudin
Bukit Payong – Zaitun Mat Amin
Rhu Rendang – Nik Dir Nik Wan Ku
Pengkalan Berangan – A Latiff Awang
Telemong – Rozi Mamat
Manir – Yusof Awang Hitam
Kuala Berang – Tengku Putera Tengku Awang
Ajil – Ghazali Taib
Bukit Besi – Roslee Daud
Rantau Abang – Syed Amir Muzzakir Syed Mohamad
Sura – Zainun Abu Bakar
Paka – Mahusin Taib
Kemasik – Rosli Othman
Kijal – Ahmad Said
Chukai – Mohamed Awang Tera
Air Puteh – Wan Hakim Wan Mokhtar