Report: Umno to contest all three seats in Pagoh for GE15, says division chief
“It was a unanimous decision made by the delegates, while respecting the state level decision that Umno will contest in 25 seats in Johor except Pagoh”
(MMO) – Umno will contest all three seats in the Pagoh constituency, its division chief Ismail Mohamed said.
He said the Umno division had in a recent Pagoh delegates’ meeting decided that the party will defend all three seats — Pagoh Parliamentary seat, and two state seats Bukit Kepong and Bukit Pasir.
“It was a unanimous decision made by the delegates, while respecting the state level decision that Umno will contest in 25 seats in Johor except Pagoh,” Ismail said in a report by Utusan Malaysia today.
While he stressed that the division respects decisions made at the state level, at the end of the day, Ismail said it boils down to what the Umno supreme council and grassroots say.
“What has been decided at the state level, we respect that, but no matter their views, even if they say the seat is to be given to Muhyiddin (prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin) but if the grassroots don’t want to, we cannot do anything.