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Nizam seeks date for swearing in
Published on: Sunday, June 24, 2018

Tawau: Apas State Assemblyman Datuk Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan has submitted an application to the Sabah State Legislative Assembly Speaker for a new date for his swearing-in ceremony.

On June 12, a total of 19 out of the 21 Sabah opposition assemblymen were sworn in before Speaker Datuk Syed Abas Syed Ali.

However, the remaining two assemblymen, Nizam (Apas) and Tan Sri Musa Aman (Sibuga) did not attend the event.

Responding to this, Nizam said during the event he was outside Sabah performing umrah pilgrimage.

"I have submitted my application to the Speaker to determine the appropriate date to take my oath of office," he said when met here, Saturday.

Previously, former Assembly Deputy Speaker Datuk Johny Mositun said based on Article 22(2) of the Sabah Constitution, the seat won by an assemblyman could be declared vacant by the Speaker if the elected representative failed to take an oath of office as a state assemblyman within three months after the Assembly first sat on June 11.

Meanwhile, Nizam, who won the post of Tawau Umno division chief unopposed, hoped all Umno delegates would be given the trust to choose the leadership at the national level based on the criteria the people love.

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