SINGAPORE: Four Political Donation Certificates have been issued for the May 26 by-election in Hougang constituency.
The Elections Department said on Tuesday that certificates were issued to Mr Desmond Choo, Mr Png Eng Huat, Dr Poh Lee Guan and Mr Zeng Guoyuan.
Mr Choo has been announced as the People’s Action Party candidate for the constituency.
Mr Png is running on the Workers’ Party ticket.
Dr Poh, a member of the Workers’ Party, has also been granted a Political Donation Certificate. The adjunct lecturer stood in last year’s general election as part of a five-man Workers’ Party team in Nee Soon GRC.
Responding to queries from Channel NewsAsia, the Workers’ Party said it has only nominated Mr Png as its candidate in Hougang, and that Dr Poh had not informed the party of any intention to contest.
Mr Zeng, a former Workers’ Party member, tried unsuccessfully to contest the General Election last year as an independent candidate in Mountbatten.
To be validly nominated as a candidate for election in a constituency, the nominee needs to, amongst other requirements, submit to the Returning Officer on Nomination Day on 16 May the Political Donation Certificate issued by the Registrar of Political Donations.
If there is a 3 corner fight in Hougang SMC, there is a chance WP’s votes will be diluted, and a very high outsider chance PAP will win by a fluke shot, what is happening to WP, trying to take a shot at it’s own feet?
– Contributed by Oogle.