Unsuccessful lobbyists for GPS Puncak Borneo ticket urged to close ranks and ensure victory for Willie

Willie (second left) walking to the nomination centre accompanied by (from left) Dr Jerip, Sagah and Miro.

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By Jacob Achoi

SERIAN, Nov 5: Individuals who lobbied for the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) ticket to contest in Puncak Borneo but who were not chosen to contest must put aside differences and work together to ensure victory for the selected candidate.

The three assemblymen for Tarat, Mambong and Serembu—Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn, Datuk Dr Jerip Susil and Miro Simuh respectively—emphasised that the GPS candidate should not be sabotaged.

“Sabotage? Not that I know of, if there is any that should not be the case…we must remember that we are not fighting for the individual, but fighting for Sarawak as a whole to get a bigger representation at the federal level,” Sagah said when met at the nomination centre for the Puncak Borneo seat at Siburan District Office.

Sagah, who is Minister of Education, Innovation and Talent Development believed that the lobbyists were reasonable people.

“Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) is a disciplined party, holding to the principle and will abide with the decision by party leadership,” Sagah pointed out.

He added that a meeting will be held with the lobbyists to sort things out.

Dr Jerip said it was important to work together to ensure a landslide victory for GPS, adding that those who lobbied for the seat were reasonable people and would work together.

“It is important that we must work together to fight for Sarawak’s rights,” Dr Jerip, who is Deputy Minister of Transport said.

Miro said PBB members in the constituency will work hard and give full support to ensure victory for GPS.

“Let us forget the differences and give full support to protect Sarawak,” Miro, who is the PBB Youth chief said.

Willie left Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) in 2020 and later joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu). Earlier this year, he quit Bersatu to join PBB. — DayakDaily