Friday, April 26, 2013
Wilfred tubuh parti baru selepas PRU13, dakwa Ansari
KOTA KINABALU: The issue over the tussle for the Tuaran parliamentary seat continues, with Tuaran PKR division chief Ansari Abdullah indicating the possibility of the PKR candidate Datuk Seri Wilfred
Bumburing leaving PKR to set up his own party after the 13th General Election (GE13).
Ansari claimed that Bumburing, who is president of NGO Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS), had failed to fulfill a promise to let him contest the seat.
Speaking at a news conference at his office, (24 april 2013) Ansari said Bumburing had promised to let him contest the seat on the grounds that he did not wish to shuttle between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu as he wanted to spend more time with his mother following the death of his father and also because he had recently undergone treatment for a knee ailment.
He also questioned the position of Bumburing, who had won the Tuaran seat in the 2008 general election on a Barisan Nasional (BN) ticket and then joined the opposition on July 23 last year.
Ansari said the decision of his daughter, Erveana Ansari Ali, who is Tuaran PKR Youth chief, to contest the Tuaran seat as an independent candidate was to save the party.
In this general election, polling for which is on May 5, Erveana and Bumburing have company in the fight for the Tuaran seat in Datuk Madius Tangau of the BN and Samin alias Jasmin Dulin of Parti Reformasi Sabah (STAR).