Ku Li: All the candidates I supported won

Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah claims the candidates he backed are the new leaders for Umno wings.

KUANTAN: The new leaders elected in the party polls yesterday are capable of revitalising Umno, said veteran Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

Although their names had yet to be officially announced, Tengku Razaleigh, who is contesting the president’s post, said he was happy that all the candidates he supported won in the contest.

“Those who won are the candidates that we support. InsyaAllah (God willing), this will give new breath to the party,” he said.

He was met at an event organised by Pahang Umno here today, which was also attended by the state Umno liaison chief Adnan Yaakob.

Umno Supreme Council member Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki was reported to have won the party’s Youth leadership post. He defeated seven other contestants.

For the party’s Puteri wing, the leadership post was said to have been won by its incumbent vice-chief, Zahida Zarik Khan.

The official results are expected to be announced at 7pm tonight.