KALABAKAN: Sebatik assemblyman Hassan Amir Gani (pic) has dismissed allegations that he had been paid as much as RM10mil to quit Parti Warisan Sabah.
He said the decision to leave the party and support the ruling Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) coalition as an Independent was made out of his own free will and in the best interest of his constituents.
“This allegation is baseless. I have clarified why I quit the party.
“It does not change the political landscape at all, including having any bearing on the formation of the (state) government.
“There is no such offer, ” he told reporters here yesterday.
He was met during an event with Sebatik grassroots leaders and constituents.
Hassan said the event was organised to explain his decision to become an Independent assemblyman who supported the ruling state government.
He also noted that the decision by state Speaker Datuk Kadzim M. Yahya’s not to accept his undated resignation letter, which he signed before contesting for the seat, was based on legal provisions.
“At that time I had no choice, and that also happened with other candidates who signed the letter and read the pledge, ” he said.
On Feb 25, Hassan said he had quit Warisan and that he was disillusioned with the party for focusing too much on politicking instead of working on issues faced by the people due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. — Bernama