KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 21 (Bernama) -- Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Ahmad Farid Wan Salleh is able to bring an "excellent victory" for Barisan Nasional (BN) in the Kuala Terengganu by-election on Jan 17, former Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said Sunday night.
He said this was based on Wan Farid's credibility and experience.
"As I see it, with the selection of a suitable candidate -- an Umno division head and deputy minister of calibre -- we have a strong party machinery.
"Wan Farid's experience and credibility will ensure an excellent victory for BN in Kuala Terengganu," he told reporters after closing the 10th International Robot Olympiad 2008 at International Islamic University Malaysia in Gombak.
Idris who is Mara chairman represented Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Minister Datuk Noh Omar at the function.
Idris said Wan Farid's position in the government and Umno would enable the BN machinery to be mobilised without any problem. Wan Farid is two-term Kuala Terengganu Umno chief.
However, Idris said BN did not expect an easy win, but better than what it achieved in the last general election because the contest in the coming by-election would also be stiff.
The Kuala Terengganu by-election is held following the death of Datuk Razali Ismail on Nov 28.