Blow To UPKO As Kinabatangan Youth Leader Ditches Party For Warisan

Ismail Haji Ayub, right, joins Warisan bringing with him 700 people at Sri Budiman, Kinabatangan. At left is Warisan Wira leader, Azis Jamman while Warisan Treasurer, Terrence Siambun (Moyog ADUN) looks on.
Ismail Haji Ayub, right, joins Warisan bringing with him 700 people at Sri Budiman, Kinabatangan. At left is Warisan Wira leader, Azis Jamman while Warisan Treasurer, Terrence Siambun (Moyog ADUN) looks on. – BorneoToday photo

BUKIT GARAM – It was a big boost for the new Parti Warisan Sabah when some 700 people led by UPKO Kinabatangan chief, Ismail Haji Ayub joined the party at a gathering here Saturday night.

Ismail claimed that those following him came from various parties in the constituency including from UMNO.

He said the people there had lost faith in the Barisan Nasional after supporting the coalition for many years.

Their application forms to Join Warisan was received by the party’s youth chief, Dato’ Mohd Azis Jamman.

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A section of the estimated 1,000 crowd at Sri Budiman Saturday night, and among them two UMNO branch leaders who have said they will not be joining Warisan just yet.