Sarawak polls a good time for PBB to groom new blood, says Uggah


Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah - Filepic/The Star

BETONG: This Sarawak Election is an opportune time for Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) to groom new blood, says its deputy president Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah.

He said this was the reason why PBB had introduced eight new faces this time around.

"For PBB to stay as the backbone of the state GPS government, we must build the leaders for tomorrow.

"When a leader steps down, another must step up to fill the void.

"Additionally, for each new era, there will be different struggles, issues and challenges," he said after a meeting with the Spaoh Government Pensioners' Association at his service centre on Tuesday (Dec 7).

Uggah gave the current Covid-19 pandemic as an example.

"This is a road none of us have travelled before so it is important to manage all these experiences," he said.

Uggah, who is also GPS election director, said grooming new leaders was a continuous, important and integral part of PBB.

He also said the large number of candidates in the election indicated that democracy was thriving in the state.

"We welcome them all. This is going to be very interesting.

"We have the Dudong seat with eight contestants and in Bukit Saban, I will face two others," he said.

Uggah said they would abide by the standard operating procedures set by the Election Commission.

"We have seen the list of seats where ceramah can be held and Bukit Saban is one of them.

"Although our Internet coverage is generally all right, there are areas without coverage and we thank the commission for allowing us to hold ceramah," he said.

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