KOTA BARU: Perikatan Nasional (PN) is making its final decision on seat distributions among its component parties in preparation for the 15th General Election (GE15).
Its deputy chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said PN hoped the distribution for state and parliament seats would be completed soon.
“Perikatan Nasional is now at the final stage of deciding on the seat distribution to prevent overlapping (seat distribution) during the process.
“The party is expected to make the final decision soon,” he added.
Ahmad Faizal who is the Youth and Sports minister told this to reporters after attending the state-level PN gathering at Dataran Warisan near Sultan Muhammad IV stadium here last night.
About 2,000 people attended the gathering. Also present were Kelantan PN chairman Datuk Ahmad Yakob, deputy chairman II Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah and state PN secretary Wan Roslan Wan Hamat.
Ahmad Faizal said PN was confident that the decision made by the party leaders would be well accepted by all component parties.
“If overlapping still occurs, we will discuss it among the presidents of the component parties,” he said.
On the preparations for GE15, Ahmad Faizal who is Bersatu deputy president said PN is ready for the election if it was called any time from now.
PN chairman Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had said the coalition is in the midst of discussing seat distributions among its five parties to enable the party machinery to start working on the ground.
He said they had made a decision in the last PN meeting that they do not want to delay (the planning) and want to negotiate as well as resolve the distribution of seats nationwide.
Pas, Bersatu, Gerakan, Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) and Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) are part of the coalition.-NST