PPBM state divisions declare support for current party leadership

PPBM state leaders have pledged their support to Dr Mahathir Mohamad as party chairman, Muhyiddin Yassin as president and Mukhriz Mahathir as deputy president.

PETALING JAYA: PPBM secretary-general Marzuki Yahya today said party state divisions have declared support for the current top leadership in the upcoming inaugural party elections this June.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with state division secretaries, he said he had received a report that state leaders had pledged their support to Dr Mahathir Mohamad as party chairman, Muhyiddin Yassin as president and Mukhriz Mahathir as deputy president.

“So, these posts will not be contested,” he said.

“As leaders of a new party, we ask that the division and state leadership give their full support to our leadership — our chairman, president and his deputy,” he said.

Marzuki added that 381,811 out of 430,000 registered members were eligible to attend branch meetings to vote in the party polls.

They come from 2,590 party branches nationwide and include 144,198 members from its women’s wing and 101,947 from its youth wing.

These meetings would run from Feb 15 to March 29.

PPBM’s inaugural elections will be held during its general assembly from June 25 to June 26.