SEMPORNA, Nov 11 — Sabah Umno is set to see a large number of Parti Warisan Sabah members crossing over from several areas in the state as Umno is seen as more consistent in assisting the people, says Sabah Umno deputy information chief Datuk Ramlee Marahaban.
Ramlee, who is also Sabah Assistant Finance Minister, said members of the opposition party who were still undecided were adopting a wait-and-see approach after becoming aware of the party leadership’s wayward direction.
“Seeing the political development in Warisan when several top leaders were being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) made many members to be fence sitters,” said Ramlee who listed Kimanis, Papar and Semporna as weakening opposition strongholds.
Ramlee, who is also Bugaya assemblyman, said this after witnessing 1,020 Parti Warisan Sabah members led by Bibi Sangalani handed over their membership application forms to Umno in Kampung Bangau-Bangau here today.
Ramlee said Warisan members who joined Umno today were former Semporna Umno and Parti Keadilan Rakyat members as they had lost confidence with the leadership of Warisan.
“They stated their support for BN over its people-centric record.
After living under opposition party administration, they learned that BN is the only party committed to develop the country and the people,” he said. — Bernama