“I was sacked two days ago but was told to attend the meeting, where I was reappointed as a supreme council member,” he said.
He spoke to the press after attending Bersatu’s supreme council meeting chaired by party president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The meeting was held at Universiti Malaya Alumni Association in Damansara at 8.30pm yesterday, away from the Bersatu office headquarters at Menara Yayasan Selangor in Jalan Persiaran Barat, amid tight security.
No agenda was announced during the meeting, but sources said it centred mainly on efforts to move the party ahead amid the current leadership crisis.
Supreme council members aligned to former party chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad – Tareq Ismail, Akramsyah and Youth exco Ulya Aqamah Husamudin – were also there.Akramsyah claimed the meeting was illegal despite the Registrar of Societies stating that it was legal.
He said he and the others were allowed to speak at the meeting.
Bersatu had also axed its former secretary-general Datuk Marzuki Yahya as Penang Bersatu chief.
This is the second post Marzuki is being stripped of. The first was from the post of secretary-general, which he has claimed was against the party’s constitution.
Meanwhile, Dr Mahathir met with top leaders of “Pakatan Plus” minus PKR leaders yesterday evening.The meeting at Yayasan Al-Bukhary in Kuala Lumpur was attended by DAP secretary-general Lim
Guan Eng, DAP national secretary Anthony Loke and Parti Amanah Negara president Mohamad Sabu.
Others present were Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, former Kedah mentri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir and Marzuki.
“Tun M meeting Pakatan Harapan Plus (Bersatu, Tun M and Warisan), and after that with YB (Datuk) Shahruddin (Md Salleh) after he announced his resignation (as deputy Works Minister),” Dr Mahathir’s former aide Adam Mukhriz Mohd Muhayeddin wrote on Facebook along with a photo of the meeting.
When contacted, a PKR source said Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had asked for another date as he was unable to attend the meeting.
“He could not delegate it to anyone else as it was a presidential meeting,” said the source.
Pakatan Plus is an informal term referring to the Pakatan Harapan coalition after Bersatu and several PKR leaders left the coalition in February.