MUDA responds to election setback with leadership changes

MUDA today said it is set to bring forward elections for key leadership positions after the party’s dismal performance in last weekend’s state polls.

The purpose of the elections is to give the party “a new face” and rebuild, it added.

The decision to bring forward the elections could have been impacted by calls from some members for party elections to decide who will lead the party after the disastrous state polls.

Last Sunday (Aug 13), MUDA member Danial Jafri urged the party to conduct leadership elections in the wake of its defeat in all 19 seats, with all its candidates having lost their deposits.

Danial stated that the call for party elections is consistent with the demands of the grassroots to tackle internal matters and enhance party structure.

He also called for the central executive committee to step down to take responsibility for the electoral defeat. In response, the party said in a statement that its central executive committee had met yesterday (Aug 18) and that its election post-mortem will be on Aug 26.

“We held a central executive committee meeting yesterday, attended by national and state leaders. The main focus of the meeting was our performance in the state elections and the key vacancies,” said the party.

Moreover, the party noted that its information chief Luqman Long had stepped down and his replacement would be announced soon.

The party claimed it did not specify a date for the upcoming party polls. Ahead of the state polls, some party members went on social media to accuse the leadership of delaying party elections. – Aug 19, 2023


Main photo credit: CNA

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