KANGAR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that whether one is renominated as a candidate for the General Election or otherwise is normal every time a poll is held.
In this regard, Ahmad Zahid, who is also UMNO deputy president, said that a party leader who was not nominated or re-nominated as a candidate must accept the fact and should close ranks and ensure that the Barisan Nasional (BN) achieved a big win in the 14th General Election (GE14).
“Although it is normal that those not renominated will be disappointed…I urge them to put aside their disappointments,”said Ahmad Zahid, who is also BN deputy chairman, in his speech when launching the Perlis BN GE machinery at the Dewan 2020, here today.
Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man and Perlis UMNO Liaison Body chairman Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim were among the more than 5,000 people at the event.
Ahmad Zahid said the BN must win two-thirds of the Parliamentary seats to form a strong government and as such, UMNO members and leaders must learn from the lesson of GE13 where the BN almost lost in the poll. – BERNAMA