(file pix) PKR strategic communications director Fahmi Fadzil said PH had taken various initiatives to promote a huge turnout on polling day especially among outstation voters. NSTP/MOHAMAD SHAHRIL BADRI SAALI

PORT DICKSON: Pakatan Harapan is cautiously optimistic that voter turnout will be encouraging based on the sentiment captured during campaign period for the Port Dickson by-election.

PKR strategic communications director Fahmi Fadzil said PH had taken various initiatives to promote a huge turnout on polling day especially among outstation voters.

“The Election Commission (EC) is expecting a voter turnout of 70 per cent. We are cautiously optimistic about the same figure. I believe that the people of Port Dickson are excited with a sentiment that a prime minister will emerge from Port Dickson.

“Of course, we expect our candidate Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to win, but the question lies on the number voters,” Fahmi told a media conference today.

Also present was PKR information chief Syed Ibrahim Syed Noh.

Fahmi said his team had contacted 65,000 voters to encourage them to come out on polling day.

“We want Anwar to win with a comfortable majority.”

The Port Dickson by-election was called after incumbent Datuk Danyal Balagopal Abdullah vacated the seat to make way for PKR president-elect Anwar’s return to parliament.

Danyal raked in a 17,710-vote majority in the 14tth general election.

Anwar is currently locked in a seven-corner battle which contenders who include former menteri besar Tan Sri Isa Samad and the PKR president-elect’s former aide Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan.

Polling is tomorrow.

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