Umno, in anticipation of the election ahead of the seat of the Rantau country, today launched his election machine for the electoral district.
His president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that although no decision was made by the court regarding the petition for the election of the Rantau seat, the election machine was launched to keep its members ready.
He also said that it was to ensure the smooth running of party activities at the grassroots level.
"In addition, generally all those present here are grassroots members from Rembau, so today's election machine launch is timely," he told reporters after the event with President Umno for local party members, today.
Also present were vice president Umno Mohamad Hasan, vice president Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob and Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, and Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin.
Mohamad is an Rantau incumbent officer.
PKR member Dr. S Streram has presented a challenge to Mohamad's victory in the 14th general election.
Mohamad won the seat without a fight after officers returning to the Election Commission (EC) Amino Agus allegedly refused to allow Streram to enter the nomination center on April 28 on the grounds that he did not have a permit issued by the European Commission.
However, Streram claimed that the European Commission failed to notify him about graduating when he got a nomination paper and paid a deposit as a candidate.
Streram tried to cancel the results of the Rantau election on the grounds that Mohamad did not win it legally.
Earlier, Ahmad Zahid said in his speech that he would spend time in Rantau to help Mohamad in the mid-term elections in the electoral district.
In another development, he said Khairy, who is the shadow finance minister of BN, would raise alternative alternatives to 2019 at the People's Council next Monday when he debates the 2019 Budget.
Meanwhile, Mohamad said the court might decide the election petition for the Overseas Chair next week.
"If there is no election, Alhamdulillah, but our engine will still be activated for Umno to rise again and I am sure Umno will rise again, starting in Negeri Sembilan," he added.