Pahang Menteri Besar Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail has brushed off claims of factions among the candidates vying for the positions of vice-president at the upcoming Umno election, describing these as assumptions.
Wan Rosdy, who is one of the seven candidates in the running for the three vice-president posts, said the claims of pro-presidential, anti-presidential and independent camps in the contest were "just the views of two or three figures".
"I myself do not know (that there are different camps)... this (vice-president contest) is open to all, and we are all offering ourselves to serve the party if given the opportunity and trust.
"I hope campaigning and the competition will be healthy," he told reporters in Kuantan yesterday.
Also in the running for the vice-president posts are incumbents Mohamed Khaled Nordin (Kota Tinggi MP) and Mahdzir Khalid (Padang Terap Umno division head).
The others in the fray are Titiwangsa MP Johari Abdul Ghani, Simpang Renggam MP Hasni Mohamad, Pengerang MP Azalina Othman Said and Umno Supreme Council member Reezal Merican Naina Merican.