KUALA LUMPUR – UMNO president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said he did not interfere or influence the motion on the no-contest for the two top party posts in the coming party elections.
The prime minister said it was a motion made upon the wish of the UMNO delegates themselves which was tabled spontaneously at the party’s general assembly, which is the highest party platform in making decisions.
“This is taken as a final decision. I accept the decision. It is the wish of the delegates themselves, that is why I did not touch on it at all in my presidential speech.
“I do not want to be seen as the mastermind behind it,” he said on the Bernama News Channel’s ‘Ruang Bicara’ programme during a visit to the Media Centre in conjunction with the 2017 UMNO General Assembly.
The motion for the posts of party president and deputy president to be uncontested at the coming party elections was unanimously passed at the assembly today.