PENAMPANG: Sabah PKR chief Christina Liew is confident that the party’s supporters will not sabotage their Warisan allies despite getting half the number of seats they had wanted to contest in the coming state election.
Liew said their focus was on winning all their seats.
“We have gone through three phases of seat negotiations, among ourselves, among our allies and again, among ourselves today,” she told a press conference.
“After today, we will sit with all Sabah PKR leaders and division chiefs and discuss our strategy moving forward.”
Earlier, Liew handed out the “watikah” (letter of appointment) to PKR’s candidates for the Sept 26 polls. Also present was PKR information chief Shamsul Iskandar.
The seven candidates includes Liew, who will defend her Api-Api seat, Sabah PKR Youth chief Raymond Ahuar (Sook), Mustapha Sakmud (Tempasuk), Sazalye Donol Abdullah (Matunggong), Abdul Rahman (Klias) and newcomers Alijus Sipil (Tamparuli) and Peto Galim (Inanam).
In the last general election, PKR won two of the eight seats it contested – Api-Api and Inamam.
But their Inanam assemblyman, Kenny Chua, later defected to join former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman in a bid to topple the Warisan-led government.
Chua has since been sacked by the party.