Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Datuk Mukhriz Tun Dr Mahathir will be appointed Menteri Besar of Kedah if the Barisan Nasional is given the mandate to form the state government in Sunday's general election.
Najib, who is also Barisan chairman, said Mukhriz, the
Barisan's candidate for the Ayer Hitam state seat, had the capability
to administer Kedah in line with the government's aspiration to make a
success of national transformation plans.
"I am confident he will provide dynamic leadership to take Kedah to new heights," he said in a statement here Saturday night.
Mukhriz, who is also Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister
and Kedah Barisan deputy chairman, is facing the incumbent, Abdul Ghani
Ahmad of PAS.