Amanah Labuan elec­tions set on Feb 24

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LABUAN: The Labuan Divi­sion of Parti Amanah Ne­gara (Amanah) is sched­uled to con­vene a meet­ing on Feb 24 to elect its com­mit­tee mem­bers.

The Amanah Labuan Divi­sion pro-tem com­mit­tee set the date af­ter the Reg­is­trar of So­ci­eties (RoS) gave the ap­proval to hold the elec­tions be­fore March.

The divi­sion has a to­tal of 66 branches, es­tab­lished in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber last year.

Amanah Fed­eral Ter­ri­tory sec­re­tary Is­mail Ya­haya told Ber­nama the branches would elect the 15 di­vi­sional com­mit­tee mem­bers who, in turn, will elect the di­vi­sional chief.

Is­mail said the party elec­tions should be held demo­crat­i­cally, al­low­ing mem­bers to elect lead­ers whom they feel could bring the party to greater heights.

“We have a strat­egy of en­sur­ing the party elec­tions are held smoothly in ac­cor­dance with the party's rules and reg­u­la­tions,” he said.

Is­mail stressed that the party elec­tions would help unite the mem­bers and, to­gether with the party cen­tral lead­er­ship, en­able them to move in the same di­rec­tion.

“Un­doubt­edly, there will al­ways be chal­lenges when we are uni­fy­ing the mem­bers, but they will come un­der one roof even­tu­ally,” he said.

Sev­eral Amanah Labuan branch heads con­fided in Ber­nama the ex­is­tence of two fac­tions in the Labuan divi­sion, but the party's cen­tral lead­er­ship is op­ti­mistic it would not af­fect the whole struc­ture.

Amanah spread its wings to Labuan in June last year and has re­ceived an over­whelm­ing re­sponse from the peo­ple on the is­land since.

Some Labuan Umno mem­bers have joined Amanah. Ber­nama

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