Youth wings want PH to contest Kimanis

Sabah PKR Youth chief Raymond Ahuar (left) with other PH youth chiefs during a meeting last night.

KOTA KINABALU: Youth leaders of Pakatan Harapan parties in Sabah are gunning for the ruling coalition to contest the upcoming by-election in Kimanis, which was narrowly lost by Warisan in the general election last year.

With the exception of DAP, all state youth wing leaders from PH agreed to push their party leaders to the idea, following a meeting last night.

The DAP youth wing said it was neutral on the matter. Warisan is not part of PH.

“This is a consensus reached by my counterparts in other PH parties,” said Sabah PKR Youth chief Raymond Ahuar, who also leads the state’s PH Youth wing.

He called for a meeting between PH and Warisan, which is leading the state government, to decide on the choice of candidate.

Last week, the Federal Court upheld a decision by the election court to nullify the Kimanis election results of 2018.

The parliamentary constituency was narrowly won by Barisan Nasional through former foreign minister Anifah Aman, who obtained a 156-vote majority beating Warisan’s Karim Bujang.

Karim, who heads Warisan’s Kimanis division, has said he was ready to contest the seat again.