IPOH, Nov 5 — Gerakan Tanah Air's (GTA) candidate, Abdul Rahim Tahir from Pejuang, who will be contesting against prominent leaders in the Tambun parliamentary seat, said that he hopes to bag votes from the youths in order to win.
Despite being an underdog, Abdul Rahim said that his campaign will focus on creating awareness so the young will come out and vote.
“I will focus more on attracting the support from young voters. My campaign will focus on my duty to the country to uplift the democracy as practised in our Constitution.
“So with more voters coming out to vote, especially the youths, I believe I can get the necessary votes to win the seat,” he told reporters after filing his nomination to contest the Tambun seat at the Dewan Sri Kledang Institut Latihan Perindustrian Ipoh here.
Abdul Rahim also said that he will be using a different approach to convince the people to vote as he said youths are not fond of the country’s politics.
“We need to change this mindset that if the youths do not like the politics that is happening in the country, that they still come out and vote. Then the wrong person will not win the election.
“So we need to change their perception that even if they don’t like it, they still need to come out and vote for a better future,” said the 34-year-old.
The multi-cornered fight in Tambun involves Pakatan Harapan (PH), Perikatan Nasional (PN), Barisan Nasional (BN), GTA.
Abdul Rahim will be fighting for the ‘hot seat’ against PKR president and prime minister candidate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (PN), who is also the incumbent, and Tambun Umno division chief Datuk Aminnudin Md Hanifiah (BN).
Polling will take place on November 19 while early voting has been fixed for November 15 by the Election Commission (EC).