PETALING JAYA,. Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) has vowed to revive Umno and regain the people’s support for Barisan Nasional.
The Umno vice-president, who is handling the duties of the party president following the resignation of Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Saturday, pledged to do his best in undertaking these responsibilities.
Expressing gratitude to Najib for his contributions to Umno and Barisan, Dr Ahmad Zahid said he would be assisted by Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein in his new role.
He also appealed for support from all Umno members to rea-lise the goal of rebuilding the party.
Najib officially announced his resignation as Umno president and Barisan Nasional chairman earlier.
At a media conference at the Umno headquarters, Najib announced that Dr Ahmad Zahid would carry out the duties of the party president, and said that Hishammuddin would carry out the duties of deputy president.