SEMPORNA, 19 Jan 2009: Mohd Aziz Jamman has been announced as the new Semporna Umno Youth head after the incumbent, Nixon Abd Habi, failed to defend his post in the election yesterday.
Mohd Aziz received 235 votes while Nixon garnered 218. There were five spoilt votes.
A commotion almost broke out when the lights at the Semporna Community Hall, the venue of the election, went out suddenly at about 10.40pm as soon as the recount had been completed.
However, the police personnel present managed to control the crowd and averted trouble.
On 12 Oct last year, the results of the poll which favoured Nixon had to refer to the Sabah State Umno Liaison Body after there were protests that the number of ballot papers issued exceeded the number of delegates. — Bernama