Zahid said it was Dr Mahathir who was plotting to force Najib out of office by mobilising an effort to get lawmakers, including from Barisan Nasional, to support a vote of ‘no-confidence’ against the prime minister in Parliament
JERLUN: Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today rubbished allegations that he had plotted a move to oust Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak two years ago.
Zahid, who is deputy prime minister, said he has an audio recording as proof to reject the claims.
Brushing off the allegation, Zahid said it would be illogical for him to initiate such an act, 10 days after being appointed as deputy prime minister in the July 2015 Cabinet reshuffle.
In an apparent reference to the recent allegation made by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Zahid took a dig at the former premier for allegedly lying to the public by making up such a baseless accusation.
“That was his agenda to oust the prime minister, but two years after the meeting, the person is now accusing me of trying to remove the prime minister.
“Stop the lies. I have an audio recording of the meeting I had with the person. Maybe he has forgetten but I never forget,” Zahid said in his speech at the opening of the Jerlun Umno division delegates meeting in Kubang Pasu today.
Present were Jerlun Umno division acting chief Datuk Abu Hassan Sharif, his deputy Datuk Othman Aziz, state Umno secretary Datuk Md Rozai Shafian, and Jerlun Umno Youth wings chiefs.
Zahid said it was Dr Mahathir who was plotting to force Najib out of office by mobilising an effort to get lawmakers, including from Barisan Nasional, to support a vote of ‘no-confidence’ against the prime minister in Parliament.
“Failing which, the person was planning to move a petition to urge the Council of Rulers to demand the prime minister to step down,” claimed Zahid.
Source: NST Online