KUANTAN, Sept 25 – Pahang Wanita Umno from all the 14 divisions in the state have unanimously agreed to give full support to Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in defending her national Wanita Umno chief post in the upcoming party elections.
“We have been with her all this while and Datuk Seri Shahrizat’s capability in empowering Wanita Umno has been proven.
She was met after attending a gathering between Pahang Wanita Umno members and Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Azizah Mohd Dun.
Rosni said Shahrizat still received their solid support as the style of working brought by Shahrizat was systematic and encompassing all levels, from top to bottom.
On the decision by Rompin Umno division vice-chairman Datuk Maznah Mazlan to challenge Shahrizat for the movement’s top post, Rosni said any party member had the right to contest for a post.
“It is her (Maznah) right to contest and I believe she has her own reasons. I know Datuk Maznah and had once been her deputy (in Pahang Wanita Umno)…to me, when it comes to transformation, Shahrizat has been more convincing.
“Whatever it is, Datuk Maznah has made her decision and it is up to the Wanita members to make their choice.
“However, as we had agreed prior to this, it’s full support from Pahang Wanita Umno in the 14 divisions for Shahrizat,” said Rosni.