The 157 who had quit for Parti Warisan Sabah were opportunists who were not sincere in serving the rakyat, says the Kota Belud MP
KOTA KINABALU: The quitting of seven Sepanggar Umno division committee and 150 ordinary members last night will not affect potential candidate Rahman Dahlan’s move to Sepanggar.
The 157 who had quit for Parti Warisan Sabah were opportunists who were not sincere in serving the rakyat, said the Kota Belud MP.
“For me, it is better that they left Umno because if they are not interested, there is no point in retaining these people,” said the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department during a press conference after a function in Menggatal here, reported The Star Online.
He said he was sure the rakyat would choose leaders who really went to the ground and did things for the people.
Abdul Rahman said he had also spoken to Jumat Idris, the Sepanggar MP about the likely change of candidates.
“We have met a few times and spoken, and I think he will still stay with BN no matter what,” he said.
There is speculation that suspended Sepanggar Umno MP Jumat Idris might be the next to join Warisan.
Abdul Rahman’s Kota Belud parliament seat is set to be taken back by Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak.
Salleh Said, who is currently the Usukan state assemblyman and Umno treasurer, was made a senator before he was appointed a federal minister.
He held the Kota Belud parliament seat from 1999 to 2008 before making way for Abdul Rahman.