By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KIULU: The strong bond among Barisan Nasional parties is reason why the coalition is making inroads in areas that it fared badly in the previous elections in the Tuaran parliamentary constituency.
The constituents in the Kiulu and Tamparuli state seats that fall within Tuaran are becoming more receptive to the coalition especially via UPKO, said Wilfred Madius Tangau, the Upko acting president.
He attributed the inroads to the decision to have one BN polling district centre (PDM) chief, which he further said was a major achievement for the BN in forging a strong united team in facing the election.
Furthermore, encouraging response was also felt during the party’s recent programmes at Kampung Tambulaong and Kampung Dansangai in Kauluan here, he said in a statement Friday.
At least 100 new members have handed their application forms to professing support to the BN through Upko.
Tangau who is also Tuaran MP cum Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation said the latest development was an indication that the BN’s development programmes and sincere efforts had touched the heart of the people.
Officiating at the opening of the Dewan Pisompuruan Kampung Dansangai on Thursday, he said the BN in Tuaran was working as a team to bring development to the people.
“We are far from being over confident; we know there is still a real need to continue working hard. But all indications are in the affirmative, that the BN is getting better support now.
“UPKO is on the ground on a daily basis. We feel the pulse of the people. And more importantly we are contributing directly to the betterment of all,” he added.
On hand at the event were PBS Kiulu chief, Datuk Luis Rampas, Kiulu People Development Leader, Kumin Gapai, Director of Operation for Tuaran MP, Joisin Romut, PDM BN Rangalau chief, Taipoi Gomuk, PDM BN Kilang Bata chief, Sali Kilau and PDM BN Telibong chief Juliana Singkun.