PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia will officially announce the winners of the party's central polls during its general assembly on Sept 27.
Bersatu election committee chairman Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said although the president and deputy president posts only had one contender each, they must wait until all the divisions concluded their respective polls in August.
"The results of the Armada (Youth) and Srikandi (Wanita) polls would be officially announced during the respective assemblies on Sept 26. The winners of the central polls will be officially announced during the general assembly on Sept 27," he said.
He said the general assembly was scheduled only for a day in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and confirmed that there was no candidate for the chairman's post as the membership of the sole contender - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad - had been terminated.
Dr Mahathir is currently challenging his dismissal in court, and pioneer Armada (Youth wing) chief
Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is unable to defend his post following the termination of his membership.
Others who lost their chance to contest due to membership termination include former Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik and former Kedah executive councillor Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah.
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Senator Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal was vying for the Youth chief post in a straight fight against Youth exco member Mohd Muzammil Ismail, while 17 candidates competed for the vice-president's post.
Among them were Beluran MP Datuk Seri Dr Ronald Kiandee, Johor Bersatu chief Mazlan Bujang, Education Minister Radzi Jidin and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Redzuan Yusof.
The party would see a four-cornered fight for the Srikandi chief post. The contestants were Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rina Harun, Datin Izza Ismail, Zuhuraina Makmur, and former Penang Puteri Umno chief Azlina Mehtab Mohd Ishaq.
A total of 163 candidates contested 20 supreme council posts.
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