BEAUFORT: Parti Warisan Sabah president Shafie Apdal has told Sabahans to vote for an opposition party capable of forming a new state government, claiming that his party fits the bill.
“I urge Sabahans to vote for a party which can ensure Barisan Nasional’s fall, not just a party that will provide them with a member of parliament but a party that can create a new government for Sabahans,” he said.
Shafie was speaking to reporters yesterday after attending an event to celebrate Harvest Day. A reporter had asked him how Warisan would handle competition from other parties in the coming general election.
He said he was confident voters would choose Warisan if they were thinking of replacing the BN state government.
“They’ll choose Warisan because Warisan has the ability and capacity to topple BN,” he said.
It appears that the main contenders in Sabah in the 14th general election will be BN, Pakatan Harapan and Warisan. However, the United Sabah Alliance (USA) has also expressed its intention to enter the fray.
USA, which has been active in the last two years, consists of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Sabah STAR) led by Jeffrey Kitingan, Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) led by Yong Teck Lee, Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah led by Lajim Ukin and Parti Perpaduan Rakyat Sabah (PPRS) led by Arshad Abdul Mualap.
Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS) was also a member of USA until recently. According to a news report last month, it pulled out to pursue a “grand opposition alliance”.