By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KOTA KINABALU: Christopher Mandut, previously the deputy youth chief of Party Bersatu Sabah has been appointed the wing’s acting chief effective Wednesday.
This comes after Jake Jikulin Nointin, its former head and Liawan division chief, ditched the party in a huff last week.
The announcement of Christopher’s appointment was made by Johnny Mositun, the PBS secretary general at a Press conference at the party headquarters here Wednesday afternoon.
Mositun also said the state leadership was taking over the Liawan division while they reorganise it following Nointin’s resignation.
“It’s not true that the division has dissolved,” he told reporters.
“There are still more than half of the branches within the division left so it is still intact. We do not know how many have left but the numbers are enough to warrant a restructuring.”
But for PBS members and division leaders who attended Nointin’s Presser, disciplinary action is forthcoming.
According to Mositun, they will be seeking action against those who attended the Press conference last week when Nointin announced his decision to quit the party.
He said that they had specifically issued a directive to its members forbidding them from attending the event last Friday, but still received reports of a number of members who defied the order.
“We will be calling them to ask about their reasons for attending the event, after we warned them against it, knowing the purpose of the Press conference,” said Mositun.
He said that they had heard rumours about him leaving, having been disgruntled from not being able to contest in the coming elections.
Last Friday, Nointin announced in Keningau that he was quitting the party and all of his posts, including as party division chief in Liawan.
RELATED STORY: –