SEMPORNA: After operating without a proper office for the past 10 months, Semporna division Umno finally gets its own facility today.
The new office, launched by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today, is located at Jalan Hospital/Jalan Balai Polis near here.
The division was left with no office after former Semporna Umno chief Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, who left the party in June last year, turned the facility into his Parti Warisan Sabah's office.
Zahid stressed that the strength of a party does not lie on an individual and that the same applies to Semporna Umno.
"If a leader wishes to go, then let them leave but what is important is where our heart lies as Umno member.
"Umno belongs to the people and when given mandate, we must execute," he said in a short speech in front of a thousand supporters.