They should not have any ill-feelings if they are not nominated as election candidates.
"The question on the choice of candidates is the prerogative of the party leadership ( your F.I.L. you mean) and those who lobby, especially at the last hour to become candidates, are just wasting their time because the leadership knows better," he said.
KJ does not have to worry. His name is already among five listed as candidates to contest in the Rembau Parliamentary seat in the up coming general election, expected next month.
So why this reminder? I guess it is an anticipation to questions raised if F.I.L, who has the final say, picks him as a candidate.
But worry not, KJ. We expect the other four nominated to withdraw their candidacy willingly and make the job easier for F.I.L.
You know, just like when he contested for the No 2 Umno Youth Post. The other contestants withdrew to make way for him. Well, actually it was no contest. He won uncontested.
It's gonna be the same this time. Mark my word.
Here's the Bernama report:
BERA (Pahang), Feb 10 (Bernama) -- Umno Youth deputy chief Khairy Jamaluddin said the Barisan Nasional's (BN) main threat in the impending general election was not the opposition, but splits within members of its component parties.
He said the opposition was not strong, but appeared to be (strong) only because of certain individuals, unlike the BN which had many leaders with quality.
"The opposition pact is just a marriage of convenience, unlike the coalition in the BN, which remains solid not only during elections but at all times," he told reporters after launching the Bera parliamentary constituency's BN Youth Youth election machinery here today.
He said BN members should unite and work as a team to win big in the coming general election.
He said they should not have any ill-feelings if they are not nominated as election candidates.
"The question on the choice of candidates is the prerogative of the party leadership and those who lobby, especially at the last hour to become candidates, are just wasting their time because the leadership knows better," he said.
On the selection of candidates from Umno Youth, Khairy said the movement would leave the matter to the leadership, adding that the movement's main priority was to ensure a win for BN candidates in the election.-- BERNAMA .