Thursday, June 2, 2011

Nik Aziz’s son takes PAS Youth No. 2 spot

UPDATED @ 07:47:18 PM 02-06-2011
SHAH ALAM, June 2 — The son of PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat today won the Youth wing’s number two seat while Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi was returned unopposed for a second term as the movement’s chief.

Nik Abduh Nik Aziz secured the position with 260 votes while the incumbent Azman Shapawi Abd Rani only garnered 94 from 655 ballots. Elections director Firdaus Jaafar and Youth information chief Suhaizan Kaiat took 193 and 107 votes respectively.

Nasrudin, who has helmed PAS Youth since 2009, retained the seat after challengers Azman and Mohd Firdaus withdrew from the race.

Ahmad Al-Hiss Raja Yaakob won the vice chief seat with 421 ballots, defeating his only competition, Mohd Nasir Zakaria, by 193 votes.

Nik Abduh later conceded to reporters that the affection delegates bore his father may have contributed to his win.

“I think that I received the extra score because some of the delegates wanted to show their love to my father. That is maybe why I received the votes,” he said.

“I plan to be a good replacement to Azman and a good assistant to Nasrudin,” Nik Abduh added.

By Asrul Hadi Abdullah Sani TMI

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