KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah has resorted to “hiding” its elected representatives to keep them from leaving, alleges Sabah STAR president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan (pic).
“We are also hearing that Warisan is closely guarding their elected representatives, even hiding them out of fear of them leaving,” he said in a statement on Thursday (July 23).
“We have even seen drones flying into some leaders' homes to spy on who comes and goes," added the Tambunan assemblyman and Keningau MP.
He said that Warisan and Sabah DAP leaders should stop accusing opposition leaders - particularly Tan Sri Musa Aman - of attempting to pinch their elected representatives.
”I wish to also remind Warisan leaders especially its president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, to keep the egos of his men in check and stop being so smug in their desperation to keep their ship afloat,” said Jeffrey, who is the opposition leader in the Sabah State Assembly.
Jeffrey said that there have been stories and many posts in mainstream and social media over the last few days of alleged agents and brokers trying to lure Warisan, PKR, DAP and Upko elected representatives to switch sides to Perikatan.
“Some Warisan and DAP elected representatives have gone as far as calling for press conferences and making statements denying they have jumped ship,” he said.
"Either these Warisan and DAP leaders have over-inflated egos or they are feeling insecure, unsure of the support and loyalty of their assemblymen." added Jeffrey
He said that Warisan leaders toppled the Barisan Nasional government after they lured elected Barisan representatives to cross the floor after the May 2018 general election.
”People who are paranoid and full of suspicion are generally that way because they are the ones who employ such tactics,” he added.