KOTA KINABALU – Kapayan state assemblyman Dr Edwin Bosi (pic) of DAP has given the party an ultimatum – either field him as a candidate to defend the seat or he will quit the party.
Bosi said he had heard of talk that DAP would not pick him to defend the Kapayan seat in the coming polls and asked state party chief Stephen Wong about it.
“All Stephen could tell me was that he could not confirm that I would be picked as a DAP candidate,” he told the media at the Sabah State Assembly on Thursday.
“That means there is some basis to these rumours,” Bosi said, adding that his supporters had asked him to remain in DAP for now.
“In the event the party does not consider me to defend my Kapayan seat in the 14th general election, I will opt to be an independent,” Bosi said.
“I could also join any Sabah-based party that will defend the rights of all Malaysians with special consideration for the minorities especially indigenous Sabahans,” he added.
Bosi won the Kapayan seat in the May 2013 election with a 7,000 vote majority in a four-cornered contest.
Prior to this, there had been speculations of Bosi quitting DAP, which he subsequently denied.
Two Sabah DAP assemblymen had previously quit the party.
In 2013, Luyang assemblyman Hiew King Chiu quit DAP to join MCA.
Last year, Likas assemblyman Junz Wong left the party to join Parti Warisan Sabah.
In the 13th general election, DAP won four state seats and two parliamentary seats. – The Star Online