Jake Quits PBS, Citing Leadership As Having Deviated From Original Aims

Jake Nointin and several Liawan PBS division leaders at the Press Conference in Keningau on Friday where he announced he was quitting the party.

KENINGAU: What was supposed to be a major announcement by Jake Nointin, Friday, turned out to be an anti-climax when the Parti Bersatu Sabah youth chief said he was quitting the party.

He said he was not planning to join any other party just yet, although speculation is rife that he would team up with Shafie Apdal at Parti Warisan Sabah.

The announcement is expected to be made by the end of September.

In a brief Press conference at his residence here Friday afternoon, Jake said while he and his supporters were appreciated of what PBS had been fighting for all these years, of late things have changed for the worse.

“The current leadership seems no longer focused on its core principles and original aims, and it’s because of this we have decided to leave the party,” he told reporters.

Jake is a also a PBS supreme council member as well as Liawan division chief.

He said he was quitting all posts in PBS with immediate effect. He was joined by several division leaders and scores of ordinary members.

Jake follows his brother Paul, who was a Penampang MP which he won on a PBS ticket before he left the part to join the then Parti Demokratik Sabah (PDS) before its name change to UPKO.



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