Abid Raja wants to be the Liberal party’s leader

Abid RajaAbid Raja.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Abid Raja confirmed on Sunday evening that he will succeed Trine Skei Grande as the Liberal Leader. Thereby having two candidates openly saying they want the position.

It was at an interview with VG that the Liberal profile confirmed that he has made himself available to the nomination committee for a seat in the party leadership, i.e. the top three seats. 

-”I have said that I am motivated to take on the position of party leader if the party should find it right, but I am also open to becoming the deputy leader. Regardless of my role in the party, I am ready to do my very, very best for the Liberal Party, around the clock.”, he said.

Challenges Rotevatn

The Liberal Party’s election committee met on Wednesday  and Thursday, and the committee’s leader, Per A. Thorbjørnsen confirmed that Sveinung Rotevatn, Abid Raja, Guri Melby, and Iselin Nybø was called in to meet them.

Previously,  only Rotevatn confirmed that he wants the leadership position of the party, followed by Raja, who has been very secretive. 

”Ready for the task.”

-”I’m ready for the task. But it is up to the Liberal Party, and it is not a “must” for me to become party leader. As I see it, the most important thing is to build a joint team, which together, can lift the Liberal Party.”, says Raja to VG.

For the week, the nomination committee met again, and an updated recommendation had to be ready by the 28th of August.

The two current deputy leaders, Ola Elvestuen and Terje Breivik, have also signaled that they want to continue in the management, if they are desired. 

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