Former Terengganu Menteri Besar was forced to resign yesterday following alleged gentlemen agreement with Prime Minister Najib that he would hold on to the post for a year.Ahmad Said was replaced by Seberang Takir assemblyman Datuk Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman who took his oath of office before Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Syarqiyyah in Cendering at 9.25pm Monday night, The Star reports.
The national daily said swore-in came hours after Barisan Nasional secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Mansor officially confirmed the resignation of Datuk Seri Ahmad Said as state Mentri Besar.
Ahmad Said yesterday relinquish all government positions and he went a step further by resigning as an UMNO member – pushing UMNO rules in the state into limbo.
In the 2013 States election Barisan won 17 state assembly seats against Pakatan Rakyat’s 15 (PAS 14 PKR 1), and managed to win half of the eight Parliamentary seats in the state.
The resignation of Ahmad Said and Ghazali effectively reducing UMNO seats to 15 a tie with Pakatan.