Bringing the former PAP candidate of Aljunied GRC Victor Lye around, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong went on a walkabout in the opposition constituency on Sunday (Mar 11). PAP supporters in the GRC turned up by the hundreds and welcomed the dictator Prime Minister with VIP treatment including dance performances and a cooking event.
Speaking to Chinese media reporters, the PM campaigned for the PAP candidates:
“I hope the residents can support them so they could continue contributing to Aljunied GRC.”
The opposition Workers’ Party narrowly won Aljunied GRC in the most recent 2015 General Elections with only 50.95% of the votes.
The opposition-held Aljunied Town Council have been facing accounting issues after the ruling party deliberately trip it up by refusing to release government grants. After the ruling party lodged a number of lawsuits over the 7 years and eventually lost in the High Court, the Workers’ Party cleared the accounts auditing by an independent auditor in Feb this year.
Veteran party leader Low Thia Khiang is retiring, with MP Pritam Singh likely to be his successor.