PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s new party will be called Parti Warisan Sabah, or Parti Warisan in short.
The Semporna MP and former Umno vice president said the Registrar of Societies (RoS) here has approved the Sabah-based party’s name change, from Parti Pembangunan Warisan Sabah.
Mohd Shafie will lead the party as president and his deputy is Penampang MP Darrell Leiking.
Sulabayan assemblyman Datuk Jaujan Sambakong, Likas assemblyman Junz Wong and Kadazan Dusun Murut Malaysia (KDM Malaysia) organisation president Datuk Peter Anthony are the three vice presidents.
Mohd Shafie said the party will work with “any other party” that intends to topple the Barisan Nasional government in Sabah.
“We are looking into it, we will talk with other parties. As long as they are with us in wanting to topple the Sabah Barisan government, we are willing to work with them,” said Mohd Shafie, adding that they are “halfway done” in finalising its candidates list.
The former cabinet minister expressed confidence on the people’s support towards the party.
“I’m quite confident, from the visits on the ground, the people are on board. They want a local-based party. Many want to see change in the state and surely, also the landscape at national level,” he said.
Parti Pembangunan Warisan Sabah was established in 2013.