PETALING JAYA: Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, Khaled Nordin and Johari Ghani have won the three Umno vice-presidents’ posts.
This was announced by Umno election committee chairman Shahrir Samad at a press conference at the party’s headquarters here.
They beat five other candidates in the party elections, which concluded yesterday.
Khaled and Mahdzir Khalid were the only candidates who were seeking to defend their posts.
Former prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob had decided not to defend his post as a sign of protest against the party’s motion not to allow its top two posts to be contested.
Badruddin Amiruldin retained his position as the party’s permanent chairman, while his new deputy will be Abdul Fattah Abdullah.
Fattah is the president of the Malaysian National Cooperative Movement (Angkasa).
Shahrir said the outcome of the contest for the 25 Supreme Council seats cannot be officially declared yet as there are a few more divisions that have yet to submit their votes.
He added these votes could affect the results of those placed between number 21 and 25 in the current standings.
The party is expected to make an official announcement on this later.
Meanwhile, Shahrir said four divisions namely Tanah Merah, Kota Kinabalu, Beluran, and Johor Bahru were not involved in the party elections at the national level due to technical issues and disputes. Therefore, only 187 divisions took part in the party elections.
Additionally, Shahrir said 54 out of the 187 division chiefs who won the polls are new faces.
This includes 10 divisions in Johor, Selangor (6), Kedah (5), Melaka (3), Terengganu (3), and Penang (2).
“This shows how dynamic the changes are within Umno,” he added.
Shahrir said the committee also expected to receive complaints from certain divisions pertaining to the party elections and would deal with them accordingly.
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