Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, who was appointed BN’s director for the Galas byelection, was nowhere to be seen at the district office-turned-nomination centre. Even as Ab Aziz walked through the gates of the district office, he was not flanked by any Umno stalwart – only Wanita chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen. Trailing behind was Umno secretary-general Datuk Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
While Tengku Razaleigh led the procession to the District Office, he did not complete the journey to accompany Ab Aziz in submitting his nomination papers – opting instead to wait down the hill.
As 10am approached – when nominations closed – Tengku Razaleigh was yet to make his appearance at the nomination centre. SUN 27 Okt