Ismail: Pagoh Umno division members must accept reality

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JOHOR BAHARU: Pagoh Umno division members have been urged to accept reality and understand the party’s system which requires a replacement if a leader has been sacked.

Its acting chief, Ismail Mohamed said a change in leadership was normal if the leader was no longer a member of the party.

“When Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was sacked, the other group must understand that the vacuum will be filled by the deputy and if the deputy is sacked, it will go to the vice.

“No leader can remain forever,” he told reporters after launching a special Pasar Tani for Aidilfitri by Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) in Jalan Datin Halimah, Larkin, today.

He was commenting on a statement by Pagoh Umno Action Group chairman Zaaba Aman who wants the Pagoh Umno division suspended and taken over by party headquarters in an effort to “clean up” the division.

Zaaba, who is also Sri Ledang Utara Umno branch chief said the Pagoh division would not be at peace if the acting chief’s stand was not in line with those at the Umno headquarters and Johor Umno in regard to the sacking of Muhyiddin from the party.

Ismail however stressed that the Pagoh Umno division would continue to stay in existence and urged all quarters to understand the division’s struggle was for the party and not individuals.

He said although Muhyiddin had been sacked, his contributions should be recognised and he should not be insulted.

BERNAMA