PASIR PUTEH, July 5 (Bernama) -- Kelantan Umno is sending at least 100 speakers to assist the Besut Umno division in the Kuala Besut state by-election.
Most of them are from the Pasir Puteh Umno division besides non-governmental organisation (NGO) representatives, Kelantan Umno division spokesman Zawawi Othman said.
Zawawi, who is also Pasir Puteh Umno division head and Semerak assemblyman, said Kelantan Umno speakers were tasked with campaigning in the Kampung Baru polling district centre near the Besut border with Pasir Puteh.
Speaking to reporters after launching the Semarak futsal competition here today, he said Kelantan campaigners would work hard to retain the seat as well as increase the majority.
The seat fell vacant following the death of assemblyman Dr A. Rahman Mokhtar of the Barisan Nasional due to lung cancer on June 26.
The Election Commission has fixed the N01 Kuala Besut state seat by-election for July 24, early voting for July 20 and nomination for July 12.
Zawawi said Kelantan campaigners would focus on house-to-house campaign to clarify and thwart issues manipulated by the opposition on religion, and government projects and policies.
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