5 reasons why Shirwin Eu was destined to fail at his election bid

You may have remembered the name and face but just couldn't place it.

Then again, it doesn't matter now that we know that the People's Action Party's Mr Murali Pillai and the Singapore Democratic Party's Dr Chee Soon Juan are the two confirmed candidates for the straight fight at the May 7 Bukit Batok by-election polls.

Still, one can only applaud Uber driver Shirwin Eu, 32, for his valiant efforts at attempting to run as an independent candidate.

Operative word being: Attempting.

You see, yet again he tried, and failed to qualify.

Cue slow clap.

The last we saw this guy was at the General Election 2015 when he first tried to run as an independent candidate for Bukit Panjang SMC.

He didn't qualify then because he couldn't find people to back him up.

This time was even worse.

He didn't have the paper documents, assentors or the $13,500 deposit.

All he seemed to have, is a whole lot of hope.

His antics have only left Singaporeans scratching their heads trying to get round why he even thought he had a chance in the first place.

That million dollar question was answered when he spoke to the media outside the Nomination Centre on Wednesday (April 27), revealing a little too much for his own good.

At least we know now, Shirwin. Thanks.

So, here are 5 reasons why Shirwin Eu was destined to fail from the onset:

1. He has no friends

2. He thinks he's an attractive potential candidate who's young and honest

3. He said he's in it for the fame and wealth

4. He does not know what Bukit Batok residents want

5. In fact, he admitted he does not even know what he can offer

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