February 1-March 18 set for party elections

UMNO will hold its party elections to appoint its new office bearers from Feb 1 to March 18, said Secretary-General Ahmad Maslan said.

The Supreme Council meeting last night has decided on this, and that the term for existing office bearers was supposed to end in June 30, 2021.

In May last year, Umno passed an amendment to the party’s constitution that would enable party elections to be held no more than six months after a general election, to give members time to focus on election work.

A notice of the constitutional amendment was submitted to the Registrar of Societies (RoS) on May 17. Umno must hold its party election by May 19, after the amended constitution was approved by the RoS.

During the 2022 Umno General Assembly, which concluded on Jan 14, the party had approved an additional motion for the posts of president and deputy president to remain unchallenged in the party election.