Zahid to remain in Umno even if he loses presidential contest

Kamles Kumar Radzi Razak

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has vowed to support Umno's new president should he lose the contest for the top post in the June 30 elections. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Seth Akmal, June 23, 2018.

AHMAD Zahid Hamidi has pledged to stick with Umno and support its new leader should he lose the contest for the president’s post.

The acting president denied rumours that he would leave the party and form his own if things did not go his way.

“I will remain in Umno, and I will help whoever becomes president. I will contribute ideas.

“If I win, I will not forsake anybody,” he said in a press conference today.

The former deputy prime minster said he decided to contest the top post in the June 30 party polls to ensure “continuity” from the previous leadership.

“I am providing continuity in leadership. I have been given the mandate to run Umno. The offer for me is to continue this.”

The Bagan Datuk MP will take on Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin and party veteran Tengku Razaleigh Tengku Hamzah in the fight for the president’s post. – June 23, 2018.

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