BN candidate expects bigger majority in Slim by-election

BN’s Mohd Zaidi Aziz (front left) at the SK Aminuddin Baki polling centre in Slim, Perak,  this morning.

SLIM: Barisan Nasional’s (BN) candidate in the Slim by-election is expecting to garner more votes than his predecessor did during the 2018 general election.

Mohd Zaidi Aziz said he is forecasting a bigger win today based on the support he has received during the past 14 days of campaigning.

“I’m confident that we can increase our number of votes compared to the last general election,” he told reporters while visiting the SK Aminuddin Baki polling centre here this morning.

He thanked the election machinery workers from the various parties who had helped his election campaign.

The by-election was called following the death of BN assemblyman Mohd Khusairi Abdul Talib, 59, of a heart attack on July 15.

In GE14, Khusairi retained the seat with a majority of 2,183 votes, defeating PPBM’s Mohd Amran Ibrahim and PAS’ Muhammad Zulfadli Zainal.

Zaidi faces two independents – Amir Khusyairi Mohamad Tanusi, endorsed by Dr Mahathir Mohamad, and Santhara Sekaran Subramaniam.

There are 23,094 eligible voters in the Perak state constituency.