Former Terengganu chief minister expected to retract resignation from Umno

Former Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said is expected to retract his resignation from Umno party, said his successor Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman. -- FILE PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Former Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said is expected to retract his resignation from Umno party, said his successor Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman. -- FILE PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Former Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said is expected to retract his resignation from Umno party, said his successor Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman.

Mr Ahmad Razif said this at a press conference after meeting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak at the latter's office on Wednesday.

"It will be status quo and we will maintain our 17 representatives (in the state assembly)," he told reporters.

The political uncertainty in the state resulted from a series of resignations. Mr Ahmad Said was reported to have quit Umno hours after he was replaced as Terengganu Mentri Besar by Mr Ahmad Razif, a Seberang Takir assemblyman.

He was later joined by Ajil assemblyman Ghazali Taib and Bukit Besi rep Roslee Daud who resigned to become independent representatives.

The resignations left the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) with only 14 seats in the state assembly, one seat less than the opposition alliance Pakatan Rakyat.

But Mr Roslee retracted his resignation late on Tuesday night, while Mr Ghazali was reported to be close to returning to Umno.