KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 ― Heads of all the Umno wings have pledged to continue to be loyal to party president Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and gave their strongest commitment to achieve victory in the 14th General Election (14GE).
Wanita Umno head Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said the Wanita wing would remain solidly bnehind the president no matter what the situation was.
"I want to say that from the first day, the Wanita movement is not behind, but beside the president.
"The Wanita movement is the first to be beside our president in the good or bad time," she said when met by reporters after the simultaneous official opening of the Wanita, Youth and Puteri movements at the 2016 Umno General Assembly, here today.
The official opening was performed by Umno vice-president who is discharghing the duties of the Deputy President, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
Among the contents of Ahmad Zahid's speech was that Umno members must be loyal to the president and party, and not to betray its struggles. Shahrizat said women will demonstrate their support by working with full commitment to garner a major victory for Barisan
Nasional (BN) in GE14. Umno Youth Head Khairy Jamaluddin said loyalty to the party and its leaders was a very important value which must be stressed to the members and leadership.
He said members who questioned the decision of the party leadership still did not understand the values and concept of loyalty to the party.
"We are grateful that at this assembly, we are more united because the internal problems of the party have been resolved," he said.
Umno Puteri Chief Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said, the wing would draw up strategies to ensure that the public would get the real meaning of the party's struggle, as part of the election's preparation.
She said, Ahmad Zahid's speech clearly portrayed the 'image' of the general election which was approaching near and urged Puteri members to carry their duties together with the other party members in making Umno as the people's champion.
Mas Ermieyati said Puteri would also engage the grassroots members to ensure that all misunderstandings and negative perceptions towards Umno could be corrected.
She added that Puteri was also in support of the importance of respecting the institution of the President as it was the party's foundation and the 'best recipe in uniting nearly four million members of the Umno family. ― Bernama