‘Voters think Pakatan can’t govern’
SHAH ALAM: PKR Youth chief Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad admitted yesterday he believes that the majority of voters think Pakatan Harapan was not ready to govern the country.
In his opening speech at the wing’s annual congress, he said a “tragedy” within the opposition pact had made the people angry and disappointed with its leadership.
Without explaining what this “tragedy” was, he said it had given the people the impression that the opposition was not ready to take the helm of the country.
“Like it or not, surely the majority of voters who put their faith in us during the 13th General Election feel angry, disappointed and unsatisfied now following the issues in the pact. It is a big tragedy.
“Our strong opposition mentality has made us unable to manage our differences maturely, thus creating the perception that we are not ready to govern.”
While Nik Nazmi did not specify the “tragedy”, the fact that he said “issues in the pact” hinted to fraying ties of parties within Pakatan Harapan.
This included the spat between Pas and DAP, and most recently the ending of political cooperation between Pas and PKR.
PKR Youth delegates at their national congress in Shah Alam yesterday.