However, the Indera Mahkota Umno divisional is confident of winning as he said he had been serving the people.
Hazmi claimed that Pas elected representative, Syed Mo hammed Tuan Lonnik, had failed to look into the needs of the voters in the area.
"I am aware that some residents have been misled by the Lynas rare earth plant issues and I have been making door- to-door visit to explain the truth about the plant," said Hazmi.
In 2008, former Indera Mahkota Umno divisional chief Datuk Faisal Abdullah lost to Syed Mohammed.
Maran Puteri Umno chief, Nurhidayah Mohamad Sha haimi, said she was surprised to be chosen to replace incumbent Datuk Ahmad Munawar Abdul Jalil for the Luit state seat.
"I heard the rumours before but anything can happen in the last minute. I believe my active involvement in Puteri Umno programmes give me the advantage to win over the voters’ hearts," said the 30-year-old Syariah Law degree holder.
Prime Minister's political secretary Datuk Suffian Awang said he would bring more development to Kuantan and turn it into a city.
"Although Lynas should no longer be an issue, I will set up a committee to help allay the people's fear," said Suffian who is confident that the growing support from the voters here would help him topple Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s candidate, Fuziah Salleh.
Meanwhile, Jerantut Umno information chief Ahmad Nazlan Idris said he was ready to fill in the shoes of Tan Sri Tengku Azlan Sultan Abu Bakar as the Jerantut member of parliament.
The 55-year-old "Cikgu Nazlan” said his experience as an educator had made him fully understood the people's needs better.
"It is going to be a big challenge to contest in Jerantut but I have my own strategy to woo voters," said Nazlan, who was the headmaster at several schools, including SK Gusai in Ulu Tembeling and SK Perian in Pulau Tawar.
They are among the 13 new faces for parliamentary and state seats in the state.