May 30, 2008 By Anwar Ibrahim
Kini setelah sah penyertaan beliau bersama Umno maka ingin saya tegaskan bahawa beliau telah lama meninggalkan perjuangan KeADILan - sabelum Kongres dan jelas sebelum PRU12 lalu.
Justeru itu keputusan tersebut adalah hasrat peribadi beliau.
Anwar: Ezam gave up on PKR struggles
May 30, 08 2:04pm
Malaysiakini reported today that PKR's de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim today said that his former political secretary Ezam Mohd Nor re-joined Umno on his own personal wish after having long discarded the PKR struggles.
"I would like to stress that he has given up on the PKR struggles - before the party's annual congress last year and definitely before the March 8 general election," he said in his blog today.
Last year he had a bitter fall out with Anwar and vice-president Azmin Ali. This followed an internal power struggle, which resulted in Ezam quitting the party.
Since then he had been critical of Anwar's style of leadership and Azmin's role as a dominant schemer in the party.
After that he had concentrated on his anti-corruption NGO, Gerak, of which he was the head. He has now quit that post as well after joining Umno.
Yesterday he said that he was convinced by Abdullah's anti-corruption agenda and thus his decision to re-join Umno.