KOTA KINABALU: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has accepted the resignation of Datuk Jamilah Sulaiman from the party, says Datuk Seri Maximus Ongkili.
He confirmed that the party had received and accepted her resignation
letter and wished Jamilah the very best in her future political undertakings.
The party president said that the deputy president had been threatening to
quit on several occasions prior to her resignation on Monday (Feb 3).
"She had threatened to resign on several occasions, when the (Youth and Wanita) wings withheld support for her," said Ongkili following Jamilah’s announcement to quit the party.
Earlier on Monday, Jamilah said that she lost confidence in Ongkili, and alleged that he was inconsistent.
She also alleged that he practised favouritism in the party.
"It is clear that I cannot work with the president and his 'gang' in PBS, and I feel it is best that I leave the party," said the former state assemblyman and senator in a statement.
Ongkili said that the party had served Jamilah well during her three decades with PBS, adding that she was given numerous opportunities to serve party members and Sabahans, especially when the party was in the Barisan Nasional government.
"PBS also nominated her to serve two terms as a senator under the party's quota," he added.
Ongkili said PBS has many experienced and capable leaders to help lead the party.
"We have ready-made leaders from the Muslim component of the party to fill the positions she vacated. As for PBS, we will move on unhindered. Our past records show we grow stronger when faced with adversities or threatened by adversaries," he said.
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