The Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth wing is set to go all out to ensure a higher voter turnout in the upcoming Tanjong Datu state seat by-election.
According to Sarawak BN chief Fadillah Yusof who admitted it will be a challenge to retain the 70 percent voter turnout recorded in last year’s election, it will still be their objective to do so as well as to ensure Tanjong Datu remains with the ruling coalition.
While the seat is a BN stronghold, Fadillah said BN and PBB cannot be complacent.
“We want to see voters coming in big numbers on Feb 18 to cast their votes. If possible, we want to maintain it at 70 percent like what happened during the last state election,” he said, as reported by The Borneo Post.
The folks in Tanjung Datu will hit the polls on Feb 18 to vote in their new state representative following the death of Adenan Satem last month who defeated PKR in 2016 to retain the seat.
BN will field PBB candidate Jamilah Anu, Adenan’s widow in the by-election. PKR however announced that they will not be fielding a candidate.