MARANG: A weakening opposition pact does not necessarily mean that Umno is strong and will win the next general elections, said Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
Instead, he said it is crucial for party members to stop bickering and come up with strategies to ensure the party will win handsomely in the 14th general election.
"Even if we managed to secure all the votes from our members during the general elections, it is the votes from the people that will determine if we will win or lose the polls.
"The weakening opposition pact does not necessarily mean that we are strong. It also cannot guarantee that we will certainly win the next general elections.
"As the general elections might be held sooner than expected, Umno should avoid all internal bickering and backstabbing. This is because no voters will support a party with internal conflict," he said, at the opening of the Umno Marang division delegates' meeting here today.
Present was Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman.
Hishammuddin added that the support for Umno basically originated from the grassroots.
With many challenges looming such as economic woes, he said unity among party members is important to wave through the challenging times.