Statements by the Presidential candidates

Dr Tan Cheng Bock

“Dear friends, I am honoured to be notified by the election department that I have been approved to receive my COE.This is the moment we have all been waiting for.From now till nomination day we will go full steam in our preparation.We are ready.”

Mr Tan Jee Say

“I would like to thank the Presidential Elections Committee for approving my eligibility for the Certificate of Eligibility to contest the Presidential Election. I also thank my friends and supporters for helping me in the last few weeks of preparations and I look forward to their continued support in the weeks ahead as our campaign steps up. I also take this opportunity to congratulate Dr Tony Tan, Dr Tan Cheng Bock and Mr Tan Kin Lian for obtaining their Certificates of Eligibility and I look forward to a dignified contest with them.”

Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam

“I am deeply honoured to be granted the Certificate of Eligibility to contest the coming Presidential Election. The Office of the President is the highest office in our nation. I expect there to be a vigorous exchange of views during the campaign, with all Singaporeans participating in the discussion. At the same time, I hope that the campaign will be carried out with decorum and in a manner befitting the Office of President.”


Mr Tan Kin Lian

“I am pleased that the Presidential Election Committee has granted me the Certificate of Eligibility. From now on, all arrangements will proceed as planned, leading up to Nomination Day. At this juncture, I wish to assure the public and all concerned that my campaign will be run in a clean and dignified manner, as befitting the status of the office.”