The legislators reached this conclusion after a meeting of Umno’s supreme council and a gathering of BN MPs tonight.
When addressed after the later meeting, Padang Besar MP Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin affirmed the unanimous conclusion that The candidate is trustworthy and a member of Umno. It was a unanimous decision the candidate is trustworthy and a member of Umno. It was a unanimous decision.
Padang Besar MP alsa stated that the president will make a declaration about the contender. What matters is that he is clean and free of any instances that may call his credibility into question and said to the reporters when he exited Umno headquarters at Menara Dato’ Onn here at around 11.15pm.
However, it has now been claimed that Ismail Sabri would be the one.
Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin also verified that all coalition legislators agreed on the issue, and without pausing to face the reporters, he said that it was unanimous.
When questioned whether Ismail Sabri was really the preferred candidate, Pasir Salak MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman said positively.
Pengerang MP and Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Seri Azalina Othman, also said that it was very acceptable that Ismail Sabri be chosen based on the latter’s qualifications.
Additionally, the Pangerang MP and Deputy Dewan said that the supreme council mandated the MPs and the BN MPs chose to support one person. and that they have been informed on the fact that BN has a team of partners that will help them cross the finish line in terms of the 111.
They also made it obvious that they agreed by responding “yes,” since he was theoretically the second highest ranking member of our party after the president, and he was also the deputy prime minister. He seems to be most pleasant to them in that sequence.
Earlier in the day, members of the supreme council and Umno MPs gathered to the meeting convened to debate their chosen prime minister candidate.
This morning, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun issued a notice directing all MPs to submit their candidacy for the next prime minister in writing to Istana Negara by 4 p.m. tomorrow.
Azhar said in the letter that this is in line with Federal Constitution Article 43 (2)(a).
Today, the Agong conducted an audience with leaders of different political parties to debate the future Prime Minister’s identity after Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s resignation yesterday.