Please vote for Mukhriz
and 55,290 Umno delegates did vote for the Kedah Menteri Besar.
They made up more than a third of the 146,000 delegates who voted at the 191 Umno division meets nationwide.
A total of 92 divisions gave Mukhriz a collegiate vote each (the newspapers said it's 91 but I got my figures direct from the ground at PWTC).
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the 55,290 brave delegates who defied the orders not to vote Mukhriz in order to maintain the status quo.
If Umno is to survive GE14, those such as these 55,290 are the ones who are going to save it. They are the living proof that there is still a will to change within Umno.
As for Mukhriz, I would like to thank him for trying his best to prove that there is still hope for Umno to improve itself.
The fact that he didn't lose badly was a great consolation for me.
I'm actually in a pessimistic mood at the moment and therefore I feel that I shouldn't try to analyze the results for now as I may come out too strongly against the Umno establishment.
I always try to avoid writing in anger or when I'm in such a mood.
And with that, I'm switching on my music head, push on my relax button and try to enjoy this actually rather gloomy Sunday