“In view of the political uncertainty surrounding the state, it is the prerogative of the Chief Minister to return the power back to Sabahans,” said Terrence Siambun, a supreme council member of Shafie’s Warisan party.
Pointing to Tan Sri Musa Aman’s claim that he has 33 assemblymen with him he asked what would happen if three of them suddenly make a U-turn by supporting Shafie right after the former takes his oath as the new Chief Minister.
“Is it too hard for Najib to understand that Shafie doesn’t want the political uncertainty that is gripping the nation at the federal level to be repeated in Sabah?
“Najib should be very happy because Musa has been given a chance to prove himself as a worthy assemblyman in the upcoming election instead of being sour about it,” he said in a statement today.
Siambun also said that the defection of several assemblymen necessitated the snap election so that the rakyat will be given the opportunity to decide who they really want as their representative in the assembly.
“Just last week, several Warisan YBs made the disclosure about a botched attempt to buy them that caused uproar and anger in the state but several Perikatan Nasional leaders dismissed it as allegations.”
Sabahans now know that the allegations and police reports made by Warisan and PH YBs are indeed true because how could a large number of ex-Barisan Nasional YBs simply join Musa unless they have been approached by agents beforehand?, he asked.
“Obviously the agents would have approached and enticed some Warisan YBs too so that more YBs can join Musa to give him a stronger position.
“And of course, when these agents approached our Warisan and PH YBs, there would have been some sort of consideration offered such as money or positions because nobody is that stupid to switch sides for nothing.
“Having said so, it is the perfect time for Sabahans to use their power to punish these disgraceful YBs who have crossed over to Musa despite denying intending to do so earlier.”
According to Siambun the snap elections could also put an end to Bersatu’s and Umno’s incessant attempts to destabilise Sabah politically,” he said.