“Shafie’s accusation is incorrect. I am an adult and have been in politics for a long time.
“No one can control what I have in mind and whatever that I am planning,” he said in a statement.
Caretaker chief minister Shafie during a campaign in Api-Api to garner support for Datuk Christina Liew alluded that former chief minister Musa has a control on Hajiji.
At the same time, Hajiji, who is also Sabah Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia chief, rationalised that focus should be re-shifted away from Musa, who was not even contesting in the election.
“I want to ask Shafie not to be carried away by others like Musa because he is not a candidate.
“Why are we involving and condemning others who are not even contesting in this election?” he said.
Hajiji also said that it was “outrageous” for Shafie to claim that Sabah people did not need assistance from the Federal Government.
“There are still many of our people who need help. Whatever assistance from the government, the people would happily accept it.
“That is why we are working together with the Federal Government to help the people,” said Hajiji.