Husam says Zaid welcome to join PAS
PAS vice-president Datuk Husam Musa who said this, revealed that PAS had previously offered Zaid a place in the party but he preferred to be with PKR.
“He (Zaid) is in a position to join any party... we did invite him to join PAS before but he declined, so it’s up to him now to join which party,” Husam told Bernama after he was interviewed by Bernama TV on its “Hello Malaysia” programme at Wisma Bernama, here, today.
Zaid, who is former minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, had on November 8 made the shocking decision to quit all his party posts and to withdraw from the contest for the PKR’s deputy presidency, citing cheating in the party elections as his reason.
He also called on PKR advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and its vice-president Azmin Ali to withdraw from the party, blaming them for the problems in PKR.
On PAS’s defeat by Barisan Nasional (BN) in the Galas state seat by-election on November 4, Husam said PAS accepted the result with an open heart, but the party would from now on pay more attention to BN.
“BN seemed very happy with the victory but what is more important is how BN draws up its strategy for the next general election. That is what PAS is more concerned about,” said the Kelantan state executive councillor for Economic Planning, Finance and Welfare.
In the Galas by-election, PAS candidate Dr Zulkefli Mohamad lost to BN’s Abdul Aziz Yusoff by 1,190 votes.
Asked about the party’s preparations for the next general election, Husam said PAS would step up efforts to get more people, especially youths, to register as voters and to strengthen co-operation among the Pakatan Rakyat component parties.“We have other strategies which we will discuss later, to ensure Pakatan Rakyat