I was called by a friend from Muar informing me that Muhyiddin had announced his decision to defend only his position as the Vice President of the party at his Branch annual meeting two or three days ago.
With this announcement, it too tells that he is very fixed up to make a good decision for himself and speculation would be rife that he is not cleared of something that encumbers him to be a viable candidate for the Deputy President post.
I hope he is not another Najib who has to be happy with all the doubtful intrigues played on him by the PM just because of his personal hiccups within him.
Can anyone tell us why Muhyiddin is out of the race for the top two positions?
Why is he ‘chickened out’ by raising the white flag too early and crashes even before taking off?
If the news is true, UMNO would be perennially in problems and many people think that we now have to rely solely on Tengku Razaleigh for the change in UMNO.
This new set of VPs would be the ultimate successors to the party leadership after the general assembly, and Abdullah would have the comfortable alliance with the leaders he alleviates.
As I have mentioned in my previous writing for Muhyiddin to maintain the VP post, he has to go through painstaking effort as too many candidates are vying for the position.
Casually I can see that he may not make up for the VP anymore, even though I don’t pray for bad happening befall on him.
The chance for him to win the Deputy President post is easier than retaining the current VP of the party.
He is in the position to play a fitting role to the efforts made by the grassroots to see changes in the leadership.
Does he not realized that Abdullah wants to change the set at the VPs?.....and it does not include him (Muhyiddin)?
The people are so hopeful that Muhyiddin to move with anyone confronting Abdullah and sacrifice for them and be one of the few that they can count on.
The peoples’ desperation for the change is real and won’t subside with his (Abdullah) promises and coaxing that he would change for the better because of his incapacity to do so.
Muhyiddin should resign to the fact that the people are in search of whom should be assisting Tengku Razaleigh for the change as the consequence of maintaining the current leadership is scary and nerve-racking.
The problems in UMNO are not ineradicable if we set our priority in proper perspective and be courageous enough to press for changes through democratic process.
I sincerely thought he could be the man that we can get proud of, as he is relatively much better than those lined up in the supreme council.
He is still not convinced that he is at the best of time to move up by backing Tengku Razaleigh for the President post of the party and preparing to take up the Premiership after Tengku Razaleigh retires in just five to six years to come.
That’s worth waiting for isn’t it?