DAP Incumbents Likely To Get Another Shot

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP will give priority to its incumbent elected representatives to defend their seats in the coming state election.

Its Secretary, Chan Foong Hin, said this consideration would be afforded to the incumbents as they were unable to serve their full term following their victories in the last general election.

This, he said, is to allow a continuance of development in their respective constituencies for the benefit of the people there.

“If there are new seats, we will of course field new faces,” he said during a press conference here today.

“Elections are not about individual interests but rather about the people’s rights.

“So we need to have a continuation in implementing the people’s mandate by allowing the incumbents to serve a full term,” said Chan who is Kota Kinabalu MP.

On seat allocations for the snap polls, he said it was too early to talk about it but trusted Warisan president and caretaker Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal to distribute the 73 state seats accordingly.

“At the party level, we need to resolve the issue of nominated assemblyman Ronnie Loh first.

“We need to pick someone as the party’s treasurer to replace Loh, this is our focus now,” Chan said.

Loh was among the assemblymen who jumped ship from the Warisan Plus state coalition to support former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman’s attempt to seize power from Warisan which was foiled after Shafie called for a snap election yesterday.