Upko Bon­gawan chair­man ditches party

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - FRONT PAGE -

KOTA KIN­A­BALU: An­other United Pa­sok­mo­mogum Kadazan­dusun Mu­rut Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Upko) leader has left the party, cit­ing loss of con­fi­dence in the Ki­ma­nis divi­sion lead­er­ship.

Fredy Ju­nip, who is di­vi­sional vice chief as well as Upko Bon­gawan chair­man and Kam­pung Suok Langkawit Pa­par branch head, said he sub­mit­ted his res­ig­na­tion let­ter on Jan­uary 10.

He be­lieves that more will be fol­low­ing suit as they too have lost con­fi­dence in the Upko Ki­ma­nis lead­er­ship and strength.

Fredy who joined Upko in 2007, said he was ap­pointed Upko Bon­gawan chair­man after his pre­de­ces­sor Tailin Mainon re­signed last year to join Parti Warisan Sabah.

“Since then I tried my best to strengthen the party’s po­si­tion in Bon­gawan as 70 per cent of the 40 branches left with Tailin. From the re­main­der, only 16 were ac­tive while the oth­ers were un­de­cided.

“How­ever eight months after the elec­tion, Upko Bon­gawan’s po­si­tion is un­der more pres­sure. This is de­spite the fact that Upko is part of the rul­ing state gov­ern­ment,” he lamented.

Fredy is of the opin­ion that Upko Bon­gawan is be­ing treated like the op­po­si­tion and as a re­sult of that sup­port for the party is de­te­ri­o­rat­ing.

He also lamented that Upko was run­ning on empty with­out any fi­nan­cial source or au­thor­ity to de­velop the area.

“There is no as­sis­tance from the higher ups and no co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the state elected as­sem­bly­men,” he claimed.

Fredy is also dis­ap­pointed that Upko’s cur­rent lead­er­ship was no longer like be­fore which he claimed was re­ally fight­ing for the rakyat un­like the cur­rent one which pri­or­i­tized per­sonal in­ter­est and their own con­stituen­cies.


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