SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party (WP) has stated categorically that its focus continues to be fulfilling its promise to offer a choice to voters in Punggol East.
The party made this point in response to a question from Channel NewsAsia with regards to its response to the latest proposal from the secretary—general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP).
At a news conference on Friday night, Dr Chee Soon Juan had proposed to the WP to run a joint campaign in the Punggol East by—election.
Dr Chee said he wants to field a candidate from the SDP in the joint campaign and explained that if the opposition wins the by—election, the SDP gets to enter Parliament and the WP will run the Punggol East Town Council.
Both the WP and the SDP have yet to name their candidates for the by—election for which Nomination Day falls on Wednesday 16 January.
If there is a contest, Polling Day will be on Saturday 26 January.
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