The Star, Friday April 18, 2008
PUTRAJAYA: Stop forcing Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to give a deadline on his handover of power to his deputy, Umno members were told.
Supreme council member Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said it was unbecoming of party members to pressure their president or for them to determine when Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should take over.
“The party president has said that there is a succession plan and power transition will take place between him and Datuk Seri Najib. We should accept his explanation and allow him the time to do want he wants to do most, which is to strengthen the party.
“But he cannot do that if members continue to demand for changes to be made soon,” he said.