PUTRAJAYA: All 191 Umno division leaders fully support the leadership of Najib Razak as party president and prime minister, says Umno secretary-general and Putrajaya Umno division chief Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
He said the cohesive support was revealed by the 191 division chiefs in a closed-door meeting with the prime minister at Seri Perdana on Wednesday.
“All the Umno division heads told the prime minister that they were behind him for religion, race and country.
“Such support is important in ensuring that the party is strong and in no way threatened,” he said.
Tengku Adnan, who is also Federal Territories minister, said this when speaking at the opening of Putrajaya Umno’s Wanita, Youth and Puteri annual delegates’ conference here yesterday.
In his speech, he said those who had left the party should not be marginalised but should be approached to come back and support Umno again.
Tengku Adnan added that he had received information on the opposition’s attempts to lure Umno branch heads in Putrajaya. The people involved were breakaway Umno members, he said.
He advised Putrajaya Umno division leaders at the women, youth and puteri levels to be close with society and to go to the grassroots to find out the problems of the people.