KEMAMAN, April 6, 2018 : Barisan Nasional’s confidence in securing a big win in the coming general election rests mainly on the opposition’s inferior machinery, said Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
He said BN is also expecting the opposition parties to struggle with their campaigning effort due to their inability to solve several crucial issues.
“The opposition parties are still struggling with their seat allocations, list of candidates, symbol and the provisional suspension of Peribumi Bersatu by the RoS (Registrar of Societies),” Ahmad Shabery told The Mole in an exclusive interview on the side of the launch of Road to MAHA 2018 (East Zone) at Pantai Kuala Kerteh here today.
Present to launch the event, themed ‘Segalanya Wanita’ was Wanita BN chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
Ahmad Shabery, who is the Kemaman member of parliament said the BN leadership was even confident of scoring a big win in the coming general election because the coalition’s machinery is now at its highest level of preparedness.
“It’s not just about what the portals or bloggers publish or the comments made online. It’s about mingling with the voters, going to the ground,” he added.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, had this morning, announced the dissolution of parliament which will take effect tomorrow (April 7), the same day BN will reveal its manifesto for the general election.
On the outcome of the Cabinet meeting this morning, Ahmad Shabery said: “No dates (of nomination or election) were discussed … instead we spoke about the do’s and don’ts of a caretaker government.
“We did not speak about the candidates but I believe BN’s final list is ready. I also know the opposition is facing an uphill battle in preparing their list.
Asked if he is confident in contesting in Kemaman again, Ahmad Shabery said: “I’ll leave that to the Prime Minister.”
Shahrizat, had in her speech during the event, said women make up 51 per cent of voters in the country. As such, this must be reflected in the list of BN candidates.