Thursday, October 09, 2008

Zahid Hamidi pulls out of Umno deputy race

Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has pulled out of the race for the party’s deputy presidency and will vie for the vice-presidency instead.

“I have made the decision to only contest the vice-presidency this time in order to preserve unity at the grassroots, and to strengthen the party,” he said in a statement yesterday.

The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said he was also doing it out of respect for Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who has been chosen to lead the party.

Zahid Hamidi now going for Umno VP post, pulls out of deputy race
Malaysia Star, Malaysia