KOTA KINABALU: Jamadil Idaron’s decision to jump ship from Parti Bersatu Sabah to Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah is mainly for his personal gain.
PBS deputy youth chief Christopher Mandut in saying this disclosed that Jamadil’s intention was “expected”, as he had been long inclined towards the opposition.
“Seeing another one leaving the party is nothing new. Many leaders and members come and go. We knew he (Jamadil) was leaving from his recent actions.
“We wish him well and all the best at his new ‘house’,” said Mandut, adding that Jamadul’s exit will not have any impact on PBS.
He also corrected a recent statement by Parti Harapan who had named him (Jamadil as the PBS Tandek division chief and a parliamentary aide to PBS acting President Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili’s parliamentary officer, disclosing it as “untrue”.
“He is neither the division chief nor is he a parliamentary officer. He was the PBS Kampung Salimandut Branch chief, prior to his exit, and was the Tandek Parliamentary liaison officer until just before the last general election in 2013,” Mandut explained.
He became inactive after he lost the party divisional contest for Tandek Division Vice Chief post four years ago.