PAS V-P nominated to challenge Hadi for top post

Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man

(The Rakyat Post) – PAS vice-president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man has been nominated by the Kota Baru division to contest for the president’s post in the party elections in June.

The Islamist’s party’s current president is Marang lawmaker Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

Hadi became party president in 2002, succeeding Datuk Fadzil Mohd Noor, who died from a heart attack.

Tuan Ibrahim was previously the party’s information chief. He is also the Pahang commissioner.

According to Kota Baru PAS division chairman Datuk Wan Rahim Wan Abdullah, Hadi Awang would be not be continuing as president after the PAS Muktamar.

Hadi Awang, he added, was likely to decline any nomination following the completion of his term during the same period.

Wan Rahim cited Abdul Hadi’s health and age as a factor for the latter not continuing as president.

The decision to nominate Tuan Ibrahim was made after 11 of the 13 PAS Kota Baru committee members, excluding Wan Rahim, voted in favour of him following a lengthy meeting at its headquarters here tonight.

“The committee felt that Tuan Ibrahim has the right credentials to become the next leader of the party and unite the members under one fold,” Wan Rahim told reporters here tonight.

He said the decision was also driven by the fact that Tuan Ibrahim was a party member who was nurtured by the late PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat and had been in the party for a long time.

“Tuan Ibrahim has great knowledge of the party and is well versed in Islamic knowledge,” he said, adding that the division would like PAS to be led by the ulama faction.