A few hours after he was replaced, Terengganu former Menteri Besar (MB) or Chief Minister, Ahmad Said has officially left UMNO.
It was reported that he left UMNO because he was angry over the matter and wants to still be an MB at least until during the wedding of one of his children this weekend.
I was shocked to hear the news because I never knew he would have the heart to do that.
Ahmad Said has forgotten the history of how he became the MB in 2008.
On 22 March 2008, Ahmad Said took over Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh’s position as the Menteri Besar of Terengganu despite BN just won a big majority in the Terengganu state election under Idris.
In that election, BN won 24 out of 32 state seats, while PAS won the remaining 8 seats compared to BN under Ahmad Said did very badly during the 13th General Election.
It was also reported that Idris received full support of twenty-three of the 24 Barisan Nasional state assemblymen elected and Federal Government.
Idris Jusoh was replaced only because the Sultan of Terengganu wants Ahmad Said to become the MB instead of Idris.
Of course Idris was angry; but did he leave UMNO the way Ahmad Said did?
Not like Ahmad Said, Idris was and is still loyal to UMNO and kept fighting for the party and did a very good job.
But only hours after Ahmad Said was replaced, he quits UMNO.
What kind of man is he?
Is power and money is all that he could think of?
If Ahmad Said can get another ADUN to join him, BN may lost Terengganu to the opposition but it is good to get rid of leaders with no integrity and with no loyalty to the party before it is too late.
It is time for the Terengganu UMNO to regroup and build a better team under a better leader who will never sell his party for his own agendas.