Umno branch chiefs not as stupid as you think, Zahid tells Dr M

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

PETALING JAYA: Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has told Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the party’s branch chiefs are not stupid as the PPBM chairman has claimed.

Zahid said the branch chiefs were in fact wise, patient and loyal in their struggles.

“I hope Tun (Mahathir) does not forget the event at MAEPS yesterday was a PPBM extraordinary general meeting (EGM) and not an Umno EGM,” he said in a Facebook post.

Zahid added 191 Umno divisional delegate meetings are taking place today with the members in high spirits.

Yesterday, Mahathir said PPBM must avoid going down Umno’s path where its leaders had put themselves ahead of the party’s struggles.

He said branch chiefs, who were not interested in the struggle, only allowed those who were less intelligent than them to join the party.

“When they died, their replacement is also someone who is less intelligent and he too will only allow those who are less intelligent than him to join,” Mahathir had said at the EGM.

Zahid said Mahathir should reflect and stop being played by DAP in the Pakatan Harapan coalition.

“It is better to part ways with DAP. The party is making PH their puppet.”