Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today has approved that Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow would be his natural successor as chief minister if any eventuality happens to him.
The DAP secretary-general however said it would be up to the party to decide on his successor.
"Of course he (Chow) would be my natural choice," he told reporters here today.
Guan Eng recently had to fend off claims that should he be convicted of the graft charges, one of his family members would assume the mantle of chief minister.
Meanwhile, in an immediate response, Chow said everything is still premature at this moment.
Chow had in a recent statement said it would be a tall order for the eventual successor to emulate Guan Eng's success.
Talks of snap polls in Penang have made its rounds after Guan Eng was charged with graft at the High Court here last month.
To date, the PKR central committee has twice snubbed DAP's proposed snap polls.
Their Pakatan Harapan partner, Parti Amanah Negara, have given their support to DAP's idea.
Source -NST Online-