KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 1 — Barisan Nasional (BN) today named Datuk Seri Sheikh Mohamed Puzi Ali as its candidate for Pekan, which has traditionally been contested by Tun Abd Razak Hussein and his son Datuk Seri Najib.
This will be only the second time since 1959 that no members of the Razak family will compete in the seat for the general election.
The seat in Pahang has been held by Najib since 1986, and before that from 1976 until 1982.
Najib’s father Tun Abdul Razak the second prime minister was the incumbent MP from 1959 until 1976.
Sheikh Mohamed Puzi had in 2018 won the Peramu Jaya state seat under Pekan with a 7,182-vote majority.
It was previously rumoured that Najib’s son Mohd Nizar will take over the seat following his incarceration.