KOTA KINABALU: Assemblyman Jaffari Walliam, a former Sabah PKR leader aligned to Datuk Seri Azmin Ali’s faction, has formally joined Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.
Jaffari submitted his application to Sabah Bersatu chairman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor along with 12,744 applications from his supporters.
This comprised mainly former Sabah PKR members as well as members of his NGO Penggerak Komuniti Negara (PKN).
He handed over the application forms to Hajiji during a Sabah Bersatu leadership meeting at the Sabah International Convention Centre here yesterday.
Jaffari was a former Libaran PKR division chief who left the party early last year and joined Azmin’s group that backed the formation of the Perikatan Nasional government after the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government.
He is also part of the group in the failed ouster of the Warisan Plus state government, led by former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman last July, part of a bid to topple Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal as chief minister.
This led to the Sept 26 snap state elections with newly formed Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) led by Hajiji winning the state from Warisan Plus.
Jaffari was reappointed as a nominated assemblyman by the GRS government.