Dum!Dum!Dumm! …. The Drums of War beats out from a distance.
In the rural enclave where the Parliamentary Seat of Saratok is situated the battle of “potential” candidates rages on. It has got to a stage where the party PDP seems to have lost the bolt and nut that holds the”steering wheel” because bad blood, bad vibes, bad mouthing is being spilled by supporters of the lobbyists in question.
Moreover,the lobbyists are not supportive of each other but are at “ODDS” with each other. ( https://audie61.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/the-truth-is-out-there/ )
Barisan Nasional have seriously taken note of the situation and with their incumbent and sitting MP at the helm the opposition is also playing a waiting game.Have they infiltrated the ‘fortress of Saratok’ with “spies” using the network of the lobbyists?
The momentum to defend and maintain Saratok in spite of PKR lurking behind under the command of William Mawan is tremendous. However,we shudder to think otherwise.
We were made to understand by some insiders that it does seem that”the lobbyists are all ‘fishing in troubled waters” Moreover, by their actions it will be totally suicidal to the ruling coalition as their supporters are throwing spanner in the works where the Incumbent BN/MP has worked the ground for the past five years.
The sitting MP has manoeuvred the enemy in “PKR/Pakatan” into a false front and even guided them into the desired position for a final onslaught. Mawan knows his enemy well enough as he is not just a ‘green horn MP” but one who has been tried and tested even in the most unsavory circumstances.
The whole process and derailment would be felt for BN if the PDP lobbyists ‘plays into the hands of the opposition” The lobbyists tagline ultimately is to dislodge and ‘get rid of the incumbent MP” at all costs but doing absolutely nothing to even speak foul of the opposition PKR.
BN cannot afford this luxury and they need to stick to one who knows the ‘terrain’well enough to win the war for them. The ruling government machinery is working very well with the seating and incumbent MP and his activities are very well engaged as they are very people-centric. The battle that the 3 lobbyists are engaging are skirmishes which the party PDP needs to address.
The BN incumbent MP when contacted on this subject had this to say,“So far,so good. The war has just started,”the best” is yet to come. The size of the battle would be the General Elections. Nobody should underestimate PKR who is in the Pakatan Coalition. They too have the resources and manpower to match. Individual interest should be left aside. Don’t over simplify things.”
In summary, the incumbent Barisan Nasional MP Mawan is well verse of the tasks ahead. Barisan Nasional knows that they will need the right person to retain the seat.