Htay Oo has admitted defeat in his own bid to win a seat, but media reports that the USDP have conceded the election are unfounded.
“Mr Barack Obama came here two times. What happened when he came here? Someone was kissed two times!” blasted Htay Oo at a Hinthada election rally.
The purge of a powerful ahead of a general election is dramatic confirmation of President Thein Sein’s desire for a second term in office, analysts say.
A retired major-general from the Burmese armed forces, 65-year-old Htay Oo has long been regarded as a rising star among many in the military-backed USDP.
DVB’s Nyo Mar Thet caught up USDP Vice President Htay OO, with the veteran politician expressing total confidence in his party’s ability to win November’s general election.
Burma’s former military dictator Than Shwe no longer plays a role in the country’s politics, but is instead devoting his retirement days to religious activities, says deputy-chairman Htay Oo.