Although didn’t publicly support Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, we all know that Deputy Prime Minister Najib is sending a clear signal that he didn’t expect Muhyiddin to be his deputy
Reading what the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said to Bernama:
Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said his decision to contest the Umno deputy president’s post was based on his conclusion that Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak would take over the Umno presidency.
He said party grassroots members had asked him to go for the number two post should there be a vacancy.
“I have no intention of stepping ahead of any leader. My decision is based on my conclusion that Najib will take over the president’s post,” he told reporters at a Hari Raya gathering at his in-laws’ house in Kampung Empang Batu, Durian Daun, Friday.
On the other hand Melaka Chief Minister Ali Rustam (refer to this Malaysiakini news) is merely trying his luck. Najib would definitely prefer Muhyiddin over him. His ultra-malay image, gaffes just too much for Najib to handle.