Votes for GPS will ensure gov’t allocations in Opar – Niponi

Niponi (seated centre) and his team promoting GPS at Kampung Paon, Lundu yesterday (Aug 14, 2020).

By Peter Sibon

KUCHING, Aug 15: SUPP endorsed candidate for Opar, Cr Niponi Undek today urged voters in the constituency to give their votes to Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) in the coming State election to ensure they will benefit from government allocations.

At present, Opar, which is one of the two state constituencies under Mas Gading parliamentary constituency is under the opposition.

“Currently, people in Opar are deprived of government allocations and assistance because both our MP and Opar assemblyman are in the opposition.

“So, in order for the people to receive government allocations it is wise that the people in Opar should choose GPS instead in the coming State election,” Niponi told DayakDaily when contacted today.

Current Mas Gading MP is Mordi Bimol of DAP while the incumbent Opar assemblyman is Datuk Ranum Mina of Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB).

Citing a recent case, Niponi said, he and fellow councillors from the Lundu District Council have to endorse the forms of applicants who seek assistance from a State government agency.

“Such a sad state of affairs that we are in now because both our wakil rakyat (elected representatives) are in the opposition,” he said.

Niponi, who has been endorsed by his party to promote GPS in the constituency, added that since he received the green light from his party president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian recently, he has gone to the ground aggressively to promote GPS to the voters.

“The response so far has been very encouraging whereby all GPS component parties have been very cooperative,” he said, adding that for the next few days, he would promote GPS to large villages such as Kampung Selampit, Kampung Stengang and Kampung Opar.

Yesterday, he and his team went to Kampung Paon, Lundu to promote GPS besides setting up an election machinery there.

Present during the ceremony were other councillors from GPS component parties from Lundu District Council.

Niponi, 58, who was the former director of Public Health College, Kota Sentosa, Kuching, prior to his early retirement is from Kampung Tebaro, Jalan Lundu-Sematan. —DayakDaily