BUTTERWORTH: Penang Umno today called on Datuk Shabudin Yahaya (pix) to resign as the MP for Tasek Gelugor following his quitting Umno yesterday.
Its liaison committee chairman, Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir, said Shabudin’s resignation from UMNO has caused disappointment among Penang Umno members, particularly those in Tasek Gelugor.
“He contested the seat on a Barisan Nasional-Umno ticket, not as an independent. I challenge him to resign as the MP and allow others to contest the seat,” he told a press conference.
Shabudin is one of the six MPs in the peninsula who quit the party yesterday.
The others are Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz (MP for Tanah Merah); Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin (Larut); Datuk Rosol Wahid (Hulu Terengganu); Datuk Mohd Fasiah Mohd Fakeh (Sabak Bernam) and Datuk Dr Latiff Ahmad (Mersing).
Two days ago, there was an exodus of elected representatives and divisional leaders from Sabah Umno. — Bernama