PKR youth leader wants Anwar to contest party presidency

PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should contest for the presidential position in the party elections next month, said its deputy Youth chief, Dr Afif Bahardin.

Dr Afif, however, declined to comment if he was eyeing the vice-president post as rumoured.  

GEORGE TOWN: PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should contest for the presidential position in the party elections next month, said its deputy Youth chief.

Dr Afif Bahardin said the move would serve as preparation for Anwar to take over the Prime Minister’s post in future, succeeding Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. ould

“As a party under the ruling Government, we need to be prepared for the future.

“If Anwar Ibrahim is the candidate (for the next Prime Minister), then it is compulsory for him to first contest for the PKR president post.

The PKR party elections will be held by the end of next month, while nomination of candidates will be held on July 29.

Dr Afif, however, declined to comment if he was eyeing the vice-president post as rumoured.

“I have not made up my mind yet on which post I would be contesting,” he said.

Source: The Star Online

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