Khairy: Hold Umno polls soon

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Umno must hold its party election as soon as possible to end the uncertainty in the party, said Khairy Jamaluddin.

In a Twitter post, the science, technology and innovation minister told the Umno Supreme Council to do the right thing.

“There is only one way to end Umno’s internal problem and that is to have a party election as soon as possible.

“Do not wait until the general election is over. Umno must go into the general election with a clear and strong leadership is backed by the people.

“Do it as soon as possible, do the right thing Supreme Council. We cannot continue like this,” he tweeted.

His comments come just two days after the Umno general assembly which called for the ending of ties with PPBM, for all Umno ministers to quit their positions and also saw an open rift between Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and veteran Annuar Musa, who is seen to be PPBM-friendly.

In recent times, there have also been calls for Zahid to resign as president.

Some in the party believe that Umno will benefit from being led by someone who is not facing charges in court, although Zahid says he does not have to quit as he was democratically elected and has not been found guilty yet.