Speaking at a press conference here today, deputy Kedah Umno chairman Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah said all 15 of the state’s division leaders and wing leaders were seeking Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s intervention for a change in leadership in the state.
"Firstly, Mukhriz has failed to unite the party leadership and machinery at al levels in the state.
"Secondly, there has been no strategic party planning to face the 14th general elections.
Kedah’s Umno leaders, state representatives as well as members of Parliament today collectively
declared that they have lost confidence in the leadership of Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.
Ahmad Bashah appealed to Najib for an immediate change to the state's top party leadership as well as the Menteri Besar.
Present at the press conference were 14 out of 15 division leaders, state wing leaders, as well as state and parliamentary representatives. Ahmad Bashah did not field any questions from the media after the press conference ended. Mukhriz, who is the son of former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has been the Kedah Menteri Besar since 2013.