Mukriz said that he does not shy away from criticism, and that any politician who cannot accept criticism cannot have a future in politics.
The consensus view is that it is up to Mukriz to accept the challenge. Kedah is his if he wants it. If Mukriz accepts the leadership in Kedah he can win the State and become the next MB. Few people have such choices made available to them.
The other person who is almost in such a position is Tokpa or Dato Mustapa Mohamed, the straight faced, straight forward Minister of International Trade and Industry or MITI (Mukriz is his Deputy) who can lead UMNO Kelantan and even become Menteri Besar of Kelantan if he can unseat Nik Aziz.
I believe if Tokpa leads UMNO in Kelantan this time around, the Kelantan people may just decide to give him their vote. Enough voters are tired of the PAS achieving nothing in Kelantan, cheating the people over the gold dinar debacle, embarking on money wasting and failed projects - quite the opposite of the 'god is on our side' bullshit the PAS has been promising Kelantan for the past 20 years. So the right candidate in Kelantan can just tip the scales for UMNO.
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