KOTA BHARU – UMNO members, especially division leaders, need to focus on welfare and not practice favouritism if they want to win the hearts of the people, said UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.
Abdul Azeez said UMNO members need to be consistent in promoting welfare if they intend to secure continuous support, even when not during the election season.
“We need to help people of all political beliefs and not be resentful even if they don’t support us,” he told reporters after launching the election machinery of Kubang Kerian UMNO division last night, attended by its chief, Datuk Seri Muhammad Abdul Ghani and Rantau Panjang UMNO division chief, Senator Datuk Abdullah Mat Yassin.
The UMNO Supreme Council had named Abdul Azeez as ‘adopted father’ of Kubang Kerian UMNO division and Rantau Panjang UMNO division for the 14th General Election (GE14).
He reminded division leaders who were not nominated as candidates against sabotaging candidates chosen by the party’s leadership as the leaders had their own way of assessing the strength of candidates.