PETALING JAIA: Rafizi Ramli today admitted he was defeated by deputy chairman of the PKR Mohamed Azmin for the benefit of the party.
He said Azmin was senior minister and former mentors besar. Azmin was also deputy president in two terms.
"Lossing an unemployed person like I will force him to disappear from the political arena," Rafizi said in a long statement.
In addition, Rafizi claimed that Azmin's supporters would not take it lightly if they lost on surveys.
He said Azmin won only 2% margin over him, and that was the message Azmin should have considered.
Rafi has also touched upon irregularities during a survey he had previously raised. He said that these were sufficient reasons for calling for new elections, but decided not to continue them.
These irregularities, he said, include unfair process in elections, the disappearance of votes, the "deletion of data" on Julau surveys and the disruption of internet connections.
"I have a strong case to seek new elections, but I am also aware of the interests of the party."
He recalled that people are offered as candidates for service to foreigners and "if the party is caught in the fire, it will be contrary to our intent, which will serve."
For example, he said, if he insisted on a re-election in Joule and won, he may have prompted the head of Sarawaka PKR's information, Vernon Alberto Kedit, to file a report with the secretary of the company, and the party would be withdrawn.
In the July elections, Rafizi claimed that the pills used for the e-voting system were endangered, but Rashid Din, the head of the party's election commission (PPP), rejected it.
In a statement, Rafizi thanked the country's supporters for a free campaign for him.
"I do not have any (government) positions and I am not rich enough to pay you everything, but you have all served as volunteers," he said.
At the elections, Rafizi and Azmin finished the horns in the number two fight.
Afif: I won the hearts of young PKR
Dr. Afif Bahardin, who lost in his offer to be the head of the PKR Youth, said that, despite the loss, he won the hearts of the people.
"We need to accept the results." Rakat does not want to see how we play politics. They want to continue with the reform program that we promised at the elections, "he said at today's congress of youth wing PKR.
According to sources, Afif, who looks to Azmin, lost 50 voters to Akmalu Nasir.
Mohamed Hilman Idham won the junior position of the young.