PORT DICKSON: The Pakatan Harapan election machinery is targetting to secure at least 35,000 votes for Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in Saturday’s Port Dickson by-election.
The coalition’s data coordinator Kamarul Bahrin Zahid said this was based on an expected turnout of 55%.
“Today we have our machinery from as far as Sabah and Sarawak here with us.
“To secure a big win for Anwar, you must plead with voters to come out and cast their ballots,” he said during a briefing for the election machinery on Wednesday (Oct 10).
He said they were not too worried about the majority.
“PAS and independent candidates can have a couple of thousand votes but we can only claim our machinery was effective if we get that 35,000 votes for Anwar,” he said.
The Port Dickson parliamentary constituency has 75,770 registered voters and they comprise 43% Malays, Chinese (33%), Indian (22%) and other races (2%).
The by-election will see a seven-cornered fight involving Anwar, PAS’ Lt Col (Rtd) Mohd Nazari Mokhtar and independents Tan Sri Isa Samad, Lau Seck Yan, Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan, Stevie Chan Keng Leong and Kan Chee Yuen.
Polling day is on Oct 13.