Warisan banking on Shafie's brother Yusof to recapture Lahad Datu seat lost due to defection

KOTA KINABALU: Warisan is banking on Datuk Yusof Apdal, the younger brother of party president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, to recapture the Lahad Datu seat lost that was lost when the incumbent MP Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi defected in to become government-friendly.

Yusof is contesting in a constituency where the party has been widely divided following Mohamaddin's defection.

He had previously contested the Lahad Datu seat as an Umno candidate in the 2018 elections but lost.

He left Umno to join Warisan in December 2018.

Observers see Yusof as a strong contender to win the east coast seat for Warisan despite a strong challenger in Barisan Nasional-Umno's Datin Maizatul Akmam Alawi.

He will also be facing a newcomer, Pakatan Harapan-DAP's Sia Yu Hock.

Political analyst Dr Lee Kuok Tiung said Mohamaddin won the seat in GE14 as the general sentiment was pro-Warisan.

"Mohamaddin won because of the party logo, not his personal political mileage," Lee said.

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