SPAOH, Dec 4: PBB deputy president Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas today thanked the party’s veteran lawmakers who have decided to step down and give way for new faces in the coming 12th Sarawak Election.
“We are really appreciative of your services to the State and nation.
“I believe the current senior members still contesting will step down too when they feel their time is due,” he said after launching the Federal Agriculture Marketing Authority (FAMA) ‘Sale Straight from the Farm Programme’ at the Spaoh Waterfront here today.
The deputy chief minister emphasised that this was part of the growing process of the party.
Of the 24 new and young candidates nominated by the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), he said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) needed to groom new leaders to face an even more challenging world.
“They have to gain experience, for instance, in vital decision-making and in dealing with crises themselves along the way.
“Moreover, the new crop of leaders are technology savvy too,” he added.
Uggah will defend his Bukit Saban seat this election after winning it in 2016. — DayakDaily