SHAH ALAM, Dec 7 ― Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu will remain as Parti Amanah Negara's (Amanah) president.
The announcement was made by party Speaker Onn Jaafar, after a special meeting held last night among 27 elected committee members, to determine the top office bearers.
Popularly known as Mat Sabu, he managed to oust contenders with only 681 votes cast yesterday.
Amanah’s deputy president, Salahuddin Ayub also retained his position.
Meanwhile, three elected vice-presidents are Datuk Mahfuz Omar, Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa and Datuk Hasaanuddin Yunus.
Yesterday, 822 delegates cast their votes to select 27 committee members during the party's 4th national convention at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) here.
This is the first Amanah party convention, which saw an election at all levels of the party leadership.
All of Amanah’s ministers and deputy ministers were voted into their party's leadership line-up yesterday, except for Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir, who is the party's secretary-general and deputy works minister.
Other party members who made the list were Amanah's outgoing communications director Khalid Abdul Samad, outgoing election director Datuk Dr Mohd Hatta Md Ramli and strategy director Datuk Seri Dzulkefly Ahmad.
Khalid won with the most number of votes at 786, followed by Mahfuz (780), Salahuddin (765), Mujahid (755), Dr Hatta (725), Zulkefly (687) while Mohamad received 681 votes.