Monday, February 25, 2008

on Ghani

Ghani seals MB's post by defending Serom seat
By : Sim Bak Heng

Even before dissolution of Parliament Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman’s political future has been the number one topic on everyone’s lips in the State and even he himself was uncertain.

Today, the guessing game effectively ended when he was confirmed as the Serom State seat candidate, extinguishing all speculation that he would be moving up to the Federal level.Barring any last minute changes, his continuation as Menteri Besar after the elections is almost a sure thing given that the other front-runner for the post, Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin has been retained as candidate for the Pasir Gudang parliamentary seat.Ghani appeared relieved, jovial and thoroughly in command during the press conference after announcing the list of Johor BN candidates at his residence.When asked how he felt now that all the speculation is behind him, he said: “Its been a long way and every election has its uniqueness. You just have to face what may come one day at a time.

“What is important in the end is the party and that the party wins convincingly.” The Johor BN chairman went on to thank BN chairman Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi for putting his trust in him and promised to work harder in the immediate campaign which begins tomorrow (today) and the months and years ahead.“Me and the other State Assembly candidates will ensure that Johor will deliver a 100 per cent victory for BN.”

NOTA: Good luck Ghani. Can I say this to you. You are a real gentleman! A rarity nowadays.