He secured the latest nomination from the Hulu Terengganu division, bringing his total to 37.
Any aspirant for the movement’s top post needs 39 nominations to be eligible.
There are a number of Youth division meetings over the weekend and people would be watching to see if he makes it.
Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir is in the forefront of the contest having qualified two weeks ago. He currently has 63 nominations.
The third contender for the post, former Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, is lagging and needs another nine nominations to be eligible.
The 191 divisions have to make their nominations for the March party election between Oct 9 and Nov 9. So far, more than two-thirds of the Youth wings have met.
source: Umno Youth race: Khairy needs only two more nominations
Malaysia Star, Malaysia