Semenyih returned to Barisan Nasional (BN) today as PAS stayed out and lent its support to the Opposition party in a tight race against the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH), unofficial results showed.
According to unofficial results, BN’s Zakaria Hanafi obtained a vote share of 49.98 per cent against PH’s Muhammad Aiman Zainali at 45.97 per cent.
Parti Sosialis Malaysia’s Nik Aziz Afiq Abdul obtained a share of 2.22 per cent, while independent candidate Kuan Chee Heng obtained 1.82 per cent.
According to unofficial results, BN’s Zakaria Hanafi obtained 16,636 votes against PH’s Muhammad Aiman Zainali at 14,414 votes from a total of 27,991 votes.
Zakaria also swept the police vote.
Bersatu Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is among the first Pakatan Harapan leader to react to the unofficial results.
He takes to Twitter to apologises to Semenyih voters for the ruling coalition’s seemingly shocking defeat in the state polls.
Despite official results not being announced yet, Syed Saddiq also proceeds to congratulate BN for wresting back the seat.
“Congratulations BN on your win in Semenyih.
“To the Semenyih people, I put my hands together and apologise for any shortcomings.
“Thank you to the Harapan machinery for working hard. Our family will continue to move forward while reflecting on what has happened,” he tweets.
Although the Election Commission is yet to announce the official results, Umno Youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki is declaring victory for BN.
Tweeting a photograph featuring him and party acting president Mohamad Hasan, acting deputy president Ismail Sabri and secretary-general Annuar Musa, Asyraf thanks Semenyih voters for their support.
“At the BN command centre with BN top leadership. Alhamdulillah, unofficial results show that BN has won the Semenyih state seat. Thank you to all of Semenyih!” Asyraf writes.