Azmin leads but yet to win deputy president post

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR central election committee (JPP) chairman Rashid Din said Mohamed Azmin Ali has taken the lead, but has yet to win the race for the deputy presidency.

“Azmin is indeed leading but he hasn’t won,” Rashid said when asked to comment on the victory announcement made by Azmin’s camp yesterday.

Rashid, when contacted by Bernama, said the votes were still being counted due to thousands of “undi ragu” (dubious votes) that had yet to be included and also the delay in the results of three divisions, namely Tawau, Pensiangan and Julau.

“He (Azmin) is indeed leading, so the word ‘wins’ should be replaced with ‘leads’, as the vote-tallying has yet to conclude.

“There is still a lot of work we (JPP) have to do. The final result will only be obtained after the ‘undi ragu’ is processed,” he said.

Rashid, however, did not give details on the number of “undi ragu”.

According to the website, thus far, only six states have the final results, namely, Penang, Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Federal Territory of KL.

Yesterday, Azmin’s camp announced that the economic affairs minister had defeated former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli for the number two post in the party elections.

According to the unofficial final results uploaded on Pemilihan Keadilan 2018 Twitter account, Azmin garnered 70,550 votes while Rafizi received 66,594 votes.

Meanwhile, Rashid said the vote-tallying process of all “undi ragu” and the elections results of several divisions would be completed before the PKR National Congress 2018 to take place from 16 to 18 Nov.