KOTA KINABALU: Let the people now decide through the ballot box, says Chief Minister Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) after the Court of Appeal's decision on Tuesday (Sept 8).
The Court of Appeal had decided to dismiss an appeal by 33 assemblymen against a High Court ruling over Sabah Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin's decision to dissolve the state assembly.
Shafie said that he was thankful for the decision as it upheld the doctrine of separation of powers under the state and Federal Constitution.
He said the Court had allowed all arguments from both sides over the last two days before making its decision.
The 33 assemblymen, led by former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, had challenged the decision of the Governor to dissolve the assembly after they failed to take over Shafie's Warisan Plus state government through defections.
Nominations for the Sabah polls have been set for Sept 12 while polling will be on Sept 26.