Wanita Umno will rise to the occasion when the 14th General Election is called for, its chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said. (BERNAMA)

KUALA LUMPUR: Wanita Umno will rise to the occasion when the 14th General Election is called for, its chief Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said.

Tasked as commandants in the election machinery by Party President Datuk Seri Najib Razak in his policy speech at the opening of the 71st Umno General Assembly, Shahrizat said Wanita Umno is game for the role.

In response to Najib’s speech that received a resounding stamp of approval from the floor said members and leaders of the wing will go down to the ground to meet the people and deflect lies hurled by the opposition.

“We are ready to work hard for the party to ensure Barisan Nasional win back the mandate from the people in the coming election,” Shahrizat said.

She described the rallying call by Najib to get ready for the election has opened the hearts and minds of party members.

“Wanita Umno is ready because the past four years we have always been with the people.

“The final say will be on the people who will have to choose stability and continuity with BN or chaos with the opposition.

“The opposition, they hate us because they wanted to make DAP to be in power as well as to appoint Lim Kit Siang as the prime minister.”

Shahrizat also said Najib’s assurance that Umno s for all is a good reminder for members to channel their struggles as Malaysians. “We must never forget that.”

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