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'Mojigoh heeded Putatan voters' wish'
Published on: Friday, February 23, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Putatan MP Datuk Marcus M. Mojigoh was pressured by the voters in Putatan to continue when he expressed his intention to retire (from politics).

United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Organisation (Upko) Youth Chief, Mark Silak, said Mojigoh decided to re-consider his intention due to demand from the voters who called on him to stay on.

"Mojigoh did express such intention but the voters in Putatan wanted him and thus pressured him not to retire in politics.

"Due to this positive pressure and demand from the voters, Mojigoh decided to bend to the voters' wishes and to re-consider his intention (to retire from politics)," he said.

Silak was commenting on Kapayan Assemblyman Dr Edwin Bosi reminding Mojigoh to honour his earlier pledge that he would not contest in Putatan in the coming 14th general election (GE14).

Silak also questioned on what basis Bosi's claim that Mojigoh did not have the support of the Kadazandusun-Muruts (KDMs) when Mojigoh won handsomely in the KDM polling district in Putatan.

"Actually Bosi was the one who had failed to honour his 'Aku Janji' pledge to remain loyal with DAP after winning the Kapayan state seat in GE13.

"Bosi failed to resign as the Kapayan Assemblyman when he was pressured by the Kapayan voters to do so after he joined Parti Anak Negeri," he said.

Silak also disclosed that Bosi expressed his intention to join Upko with a condition that he must be selected as one of the party's candidates in the GE14 but the Upko top leadership rejected Bosi's condition.

In fact, he said Bosi also failed to bring developments to Kapayan throughout his tenure as the elected people's representative for the seat. - Hayati Dzulkifli

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