Today, 29 April, UMNO secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor has denied allegations that the Election Commission (EC) had ulterior motives to change the rules in the nomination of candidates
"Just adhere to EC regulations and I believe EC will also follow the law," said Tengku Adnan at the officiating ceremony for a multi-storey car park at Phase 5 and 6 Apartment Quarters in Precint 9
He also added that, "If you have party problems, settle your own party problems."
Tengku Adnan also pointed out that the Opposition coalition had been attempting to find technical grounds to declare UMNO illegal before the upcoming elections
Referring to when 16 UMNO members filed for a judicial review for the party to be dissolved, he said that, "They forget that in UMNO's constitution, there is a clause that any member who takes UMNO to court would be automatically expelled."
The group had alleged that the approval of the Registrar of Societies (RoS) for UMNO to postpone its election to next year was against the party constitution.
However, the RoS confirmed that UMNO's application to extend its Supreme Council election for 2017 had been approved, and that it was in line with the provision of organisation's constitution Article 10.17, reported Bernama.
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