Wanita Umno Chief Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz says because her deputy Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil has rejected the June transition plan, she will contest for the chief post in the party election.

In declaring this, its head, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said she would defend her post in the face of the challenge mounted by her deputy Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and would leave it to the delegates to determine who they wanted as their leader for the three-year term.

“This is a broad democratic process. Now it comes to the stage where ‘perwakilan’ will have to make up their mind,”

“What… which leader they want,”

She’s challenging me, I’m defending my position,”

“Choose. It’s me or her. That’s all,” Rafidah said.

The long-serving leader of the Umno women’s wing is also demanding an answer from her detractors: “Why only express your dissatisfaction now and not when the plan was introduced?”