Hmm, I wonder what’s going on… Are we in for a surprise?
Mahathir, for one, suspects that Abdullah has something up his sleeve:
It is said that on 9th October, the day before the divisions are to hold their meetings, he will announce that he will not stand for election as President of UMNO. The question is, will he announce it? I have this suspicion that he will not. If he does not it would not be surprising. He is not a man of his words.
There really is no reason for this extension unless it is because of a possibility to influence the divisions into countering the Supreme Council and its demand that Abdullah steps down. In which case the extension may be further extended. Already SMS messages are denouncing Najib.
Meanwhile Suara Keadilan, citing sources, has a report predicting that Abdullah will defend his Umno presidency.
I guess we will just have to wait, won’t we? But if he does defend his post, then we are in for a spectacular ride. It would put Najib in a fix, especially since several candidates have already decided to go for the deputy’s post. Will it be Abdullah vs Razaleigh? And what will happen with Anwar in Parliament from 13 October?