Bersatu supreme council member Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen (photo, above) has supported the stance of party deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir, who said that Bersatu grassroots do not want the three top posts in the party to be contested.
”I am convinced Bersatu’s three main leaders are ready to be challenged at any time by anyone. But the majority of the leadership at the division level feel a non-contest will help drive the party to greater success in the future,” said Mohd Rafiq, who is also the Malacca Exco of Industry, Trade and Investment.
”The GE14 results are proof of how this leadership team led us to victory together with other Pakatan Harapan component parties,” said the Paya Rumput state assemblyperson.
The party’s three top posts are currently held by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin and Mukhriz himself.
Mukhriz said Bersatu will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on July 20 to ensure the party polls this year runs smoothly.
The party will also discuss if the “one-member, one-vote” concept is appropriate for the election of supreme council members.
”It's true that there are challenges ahead and GE15 will not be easy,” said Mohd Rafiq.
“But most grassroots supporters and division leaders believe these leaders can bring about another victory.”
“Their tremendous experience in the political arena is a significant asset for Bersatu to become the cornerstone party in defending the future of religion, race and country.
”I'm also confident that the top three can prepare the young leaders for the future,” he added.