Many potential candidates for CM’s post, says Sabah Umno chief

Sabah Umno chief Bung Moktar Radin says he can be chief minister and so, too, can many others.

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Umno chief Bung Moktar Radin today said the party has many candidates for chief minister if it succeeds in forming the next state government.

“There are many candidates. I can be one, my deputy (Yakub Khan) can be one, Rahman (Dahlan) and Hasnol (Ayub) can also be one.

“If there can be 10 chief minister candidates, all capable, Sabah Umno has them,” he said at a press conference after chairing an Umno liaison committee meeting here this afternoon.

Bung, who is the Kinabatangan MP, also confirmed that he will be contesting the Lamag state seat – a newly created seat in the Kinabatangan parliamentary constituency.

He said the matter of seat distribution was expected to be resolved in the next two weeks after discussions with party allies.

Bung also said discussions were ongoing with assemblymen who had left the state government and pledged support for former chief minister Musa Aman.