Sabah Umno confirms taking part in Kimanis by-election

Sabah Umno liaison committee chairman Bung Moktar Radin says the party has identified several potential candidates for the Kimanis by-election.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno has confirmed that it will field its candidate in the Kimanis parliamentary by-election.

The Federal Court had on Dec 2 upheld the election court’s decision to nullify the victory of Anifah Aman in the seat in last year’s 14th general election.

Sabah Umno liaison committee chairman Bung Moktar Radin said the decision to contest was made at a meeting here last night.

“We have identified several potential candidates and will announce the name prior to nomination day,” Bernama quoted him as saying after the meeting, which was also attended by Umno secretary-general Annuar Musa.

Anifah, the former foreign minister, won the seat on an Umno ticket but resigned from the party later to become an independent.

Malaysiakini also reported that Sabah Umno is open to considering fielding Anifah in the by-election.