PETALING JAYA: PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad today confirmed his nomination by Pakatan Harapan to contest the Setiawangsa parliamentary constituency this coming election.
In a statement, he acknowledged that Barisan Nasional (BN) had never lost Setiawangsa.
“But I believe that to change the federal government, we need to win marginal seats such as Setiawangsa, and I offer myself for this task.”
He also said it was not easy to leave his Seri Setia seat which he has held since 2008.
“But I leave knowing that Seri Setia is a better place thanks to the achievements of the Pakatan governments since 2008.”
In 2008, Nik Nazmi won the Seri Setia seat by a 2,863-vote majority against BN’s Seripah Noli Syed Hussin.
He defended his seat in the following election, beating BN’s Abdul Halim Samad with a 4,663-vote majority.
The Setiawangsa parliamentary seat is currently held by Ahmad Fauzi Zahari of BN.
Click here to get live updates throughout the GE14 season