KOTA KINABALU: Sabah PPBM chief Hajiji Noor has urged Kimanis residents to vote for Warisan’s Karim Bujang this Jan 18 to ensure continued development in their parliamentary area.
Hajiji said Sabahans, especially voters in Kimanis, needed to give a chance to Warisan, the party leading the present state government.
“In Sabah, we need development politics. We want to support the government to assist the people, especially in areas still in need of development.
“Sabah is still far behind, especially when it comes to development in rural areas. By having an elected representative from the ruling party, development for the people can be planned and realised faster and effectively.
“The Barisan Nasional (BN) and Umno are the opposition. Its candidate will not be able to deliver any development to Kimanis if the voters choose BN,” he said.
Hajiji, the former Sabah Umno chief, said this during an event organised by Sabah PPBM Srikandi at the Lumat and Mawao polling district centres in Membakut today.
Together with other Sabah PPBM leaders, Hajiji is actively campaigning for Karim in the Kimanis by-election.
Hajiji, who is also Sulaman assemblyman, said the BN candidate and Umno leaders could only make sweet promises that they would not be able to fulfil as they were not in the government.
Hajiji said BN had been punished in the last general election by the people who chose the Pakatan Harapan (PH) at the federal level and Warisan in Sabah.
“Definitely there is a reason why the previous government which had ruled the country for so long collapsed by the power of the people.
“The Warisan-led Sabah government, under the leadership of Shafie Apdal should be given space and time to continue the development agenda for the people and the state.
“Sabah needs a strong bond between the state and PH governments because the most important are the people and economic development for the people,” he added.