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Nik Abduh wants to stay away from politics for now
Published:  Jul 31, 2023 3:56 PM
Updated: 8:29 AM

STATE POLLS | Former Bachok MP Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Aziz announced that he will be “fasting” and take a break from politics for an unspecified period.

This comes after Nik Abduh, who is the son of late PAS spiritual adviser Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, was not fielded in this state election in Kelantan.

“I will be fasting and taking a break from the country’s politics for a while. This is a difficult time for myself and my mother.

“May PAS grow in strength with the best leadership to lead the future of the country,” Nik Abduh (above) said in a posting on Facebook.

Two days ago, Nik Aziz’s younger brother, Nik Din Nik Mat accused PAS vice-president Mohd Amar Abdullah of being the alleged “mastermind” behind a move that led to his nephew being dropped from contesting the Chempaka seat.

In a viral video, Nik Din said he was puzzled over how Nik Abduh was not fielded in Chempaka, which is under the Pengkalan Chepa parliamentary constituency.

He said this was because he met PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang on June 23 and was assured of Nik Abduh’s candidacy in the seat once held by Nik Aziz as then menteri besar.

Nik Din also claimed that Amar, who is the Pengkalan Chepa PAS division chief, rejected Nik Abduh’s candidacy as he did not want Nik Aziz’s descendants to strengthen their base in the area.

Amar has since denied the allegations and described Nik Din’s remarks as slander against him.