I am the cause of BN's poor performance, therefore I'm staying to rebuild the party.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi admitted today that he is "the reason for the spoilt votes for the Barisan Nasional" in the recent March 8 general election but is staying on to rehabilitate the coalition and Umno.
He said this after attending a meeting with the Johor Umno Liaison Body headed by Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, who is also the Johor Menteri Besar.
"I feel I am the reason for the spoilt votes for the Barisan Nasional. And I feel responsible to do what's best to rehabilitate the BN and Umno," he told reporters here Friday.
Abdullah who is Umno President said he understood that many changes promised to the people earlier had not been fulfilled by the government until now.
However, the changes implemented by the government needed time before it could show positive results, he said.
"As such, I will continue to give emphasis to bring the changes promised to the people. In fact, they had already been included in the pledges of the BN government in the (election) manifesto in 2004," he said.
Ghani said that Johor Umno will give its support to Abdullah if he wishes to defend his post in the December party elections.
Bernama has the story here , the NST online here and bigdog's here
(He's not letting go, this shameless, dimwit, desperado of a PM still trying hard to cling on to power. What the ...is he saying? You're responsible for the poor performance but staying on? Wei tak malu muka ke?)