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Kemaman Umno division chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Said has announced his decision to contest the party vice-president's post in the upcoming party elections on June 30. Pic by NSTP/GHAZALI KORI

KUALA TERENGGANU: Kemaman Umno division chief Datuk Seri Ahmad Said has announced his decision to contest the party vice-president's post in the upcoming party elections on June 30.

According to a source familiar with the matter, the Kijal assemblyman said he wanted to help bring change to Umno following the party's poor performance in the 14th General Election.

Ahmad, who is former Terengganu Menteri Besar, announced his decision during last night's Kemaman Umno division committee meeting, which he chaired.

The source said Ahmad appeared happy during the announcement and asked for support from all quarters, especially Kemaman Umno division members.

Present at the meeting was Ahmad’s deputy and former Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.

The New Straits Times Press is attempting to reach Ahmad for comment.

Ahmad is one of only two Barisan Nasional candidates who won a parliamentary seat in Terengganu.

The former ruling coalition won 79 out of the 222 parliamentary seats nationwide.

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