KOTA KINABALU: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will emerge triumphant in the motion of confidence as the opposition is divided on who should succeed him, believes Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) president Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee.
"It is easier for them to plot to topple the PM than deciding on who among them should replace him if Muhyiddin were to lose the vote of confidence," he said.
"Everyone can see there are at least four contenders for the post among those (Opposition leaders) clamouring for the resignation of the prime minister," the former Sabah chief minister said in a statement here Wednesday (Aug 4).
Yong said that it was Pakatan who squandered the people's mandate due to the internal power struggle that brought down their own administration.
"Pakatan committed political suicide in February 2020," he said.
Yong also said that he was "impressed by the calm and steady manner Muhyiddin has handled the challenges.
According to him, a vote of confidence was the "correct thing to do" and was in accordance with the Federal Constitution.
"It is also the most effective way to put an end to the endless politicking that has caused so much distress and dismay to the people.
People want to see an end to the clamour and allow the prime minister and his government to implement the National Recovery Plan," he added.
With the Covid-19 vaccination process at full speed, he said it was only a matter of months before the country achieveD herd immunity and reopened the economy.
"Maybe the Opposition and political desperadoes fear that the Covid-19 pandemic will be over soon and the economy will recover soon," he added.
SAPP is part of the Perikatan Nasional coalition and also a member of Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS).