SEREMBAN: Parti Warisan aims to contest at least four parliamentary and 20 state seats in Negri Sembilan in the coming general election, says its state pro-tem committee head Datuk AzmanIdris.
He said Warisan had opened 25 branches with more than 2,000 members in the state and was banking on fence-sitters who no longer supported bigger and more long-established parties to bring the votes for them.
"Many people see Warisan as a Sabah-based party but we are now already present in many states in the peninsula and are looking forward to serving the people.
"Also, we see no reason for some to brand us a Sabah-based party when we have many parties from here that have been in Sabah for a long time," he told reporters on Friday (June 17).
Warisan president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal is scheduled to officially launch the state party office on Sunday (June 19).
Azman said the state liaison committee was set up more than a year ago.
He added that he and his deputies K. Kannis and Datuk James Wong were from different racial backgrounds, a testament that Warisan was for all Malaysians.
"We will have more programmes and go on a more aggressive membership drive to get more support.
"Although our current members are from all walks of life, we hope to attract more young members to better reach out to the youths and better serve the rakyat," he said.
Azman, who claims to have been a political observer for more than 30 years, added that Warisan was offering itself to voters in Negri Sembilan as many craved for change.
"We had a state Barisan Nasional government for the longest time and this changed in 2018 when Pakatan Harapan won,” he said.