A total of 443 people including some PAS members from five parliamentary constituencies in Johor, have decided to join Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) to revive the fighting spirit of the opposition pact.
Johor PAN deputy chairperson Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the group comprised 62 individuals from the parliamentary constituencies of Pasir Gudang, Gelang Patah (131), Johor Baru (100), Pulai (100) and Tebrau (50).
"The decision to join Amanah was to continue to uphold the strong aspirations of the people placed on the Pakatan Rakyat opposition pact by giving 52 percent of the popular votes to Pakatan parties in the 13th general election.
"With PAS severing its political cooperation with the DAP and the demise of the Pakatan, the presence of Amanah in the local political arena has become more significant, while at the same time assisting Pakatan to defeat Umno and the BN in the next general election," Dzulkefly said.
Dzulkefly, who was also the former PAS chairperson for Gelang Patah, said this at a media conference after the ceremony to hand over the membership forms in Johor Baru yesterday.