Why i think Hougang will have just 2 candidates contesting. And Workers party will emerge victor
The 2 are the obvious parties are Workers party and the PAP. Hougang has always been the stronghold of the workers party they are not going to give it up. As for PAP they are not confident in winning in Hougang but they have to contest cos by pulling out it would send a message to Singaporeans is that they have no interest in that GRC .
If they field a experienced MP they fear losing him just like they lost George Yeow. To safe some face they would field a lesser experienced MP. Definitely not someone holding a Minister position cos it is risky. They ain't gonna take the risk.
I would hope Khaw boon Wan or Wong Kan Seng contest. Then it will get interesting. The PAP is not that stupid to do that.
What Yaw Shin Leong did is a disgrace. But it has nothing to do with the party or his work at Hougang GRC. I applaud Workers party for sacking him.
Hougang is not a ABU and they are NBU.
ABU = anything but united
Means to support any other football team but Manchester united. Similarly in this situation it means that the people of Hougang are not ones who support any party but the PAP.
NBU = Nothing but United
Means to say these supporters support no other team but Manchester United.
The people in Hougang are ones who support no others but the workers party.
In my view people from Hougang are not people who would vote anybody but the PAP. They are ones who would vote nobody but workers party. It does not matter if the Workers party's leading man Low Thia Kiang or any of his prodigy is contesting they will vote for workers party.
Without a doubt the workers party were the only opposition who has been successful in the 2011 GE.
This by election might see another workers party member emerge and make his way into the parliament. There is absolutely no chance for pap or other opposition in this matter.
Tan Jee Say would well tell all other opposition to stay away from Hougang, cos he of all people would know very well about the votes being diluted.
In my opinion Workers party for the win. This is gonna be a easy one.