KUANTAN: All 29 Pahang Barisan Nasional state assemblymen Friday pledged full support for the leadership of Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob to continue leading the state government.
Dong assemblyman Datuk Seri Shahiruddin Ab Moin (pic) who led the group said Adnan's services were still needed, especially to lead the state Barisan machinery to face the 14th general election.
"In the spirit of solidarity of all Pahang state assemblymen, we opine that Adnan should continue his leadership as he still has the consent of the Sultan of Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah to helm the state government," he said in a special press conference held at Wisma Sri Pahang here.
Present at the press conference were 27 out of the 29 Pahang state assemblymen. Datuk Seri Mohd Soffi Abd Razak (Benta), Datuk Khairuddin Mahmud (Pulau Manis) and Datuk Mustapa Long (Padang Tengku) were not present due to official matters.
However, Shahiruddin said the trio had also given assurance of their support for Adnan who had been the Mentri Besar for nearly 18 years.
Shahiruddin said Adnan had managed to build a close and strong relationship between the state assemblymen, departments heads and government agencies as well as non-governmental organisations.
As such, he said all Pahang Barisan assemblymen felt very comfortable to work as a team under the leadership of Adnan and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
"We will send a letter of support, signed by all the Barisan assemblymen to the mentri besar soon to ask him to cancel his intention of not contesting in the next general election," he said.
Adnan who is also Pelangai assemblyman, when opening the Ketereh Umno division's delegates meeting on Sept 9, hinted that he might not contest in the 14th general election. - Bernama
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