Poser over his position in Sabah opposition’s game plan
“It is not looking good for Umno and Bersatu as far as the seat allocation is concerned against the incumbent Warisan Plus, which seems united.”
(The Star) – With Sabah Umno and Sabah Bersatu shaping themselves up as a single team ahead of the state polls, the million dollar question is about the role of former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman (pic) in the political opposition landscape.
Pundits believe that the Musa factor has to be looked into by both Sabah Umno’s Bung Moktar Radin and Sabah Bersatu’s Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor as they negotiate for seats.
“Where is Musa in all this?” asked political analyst Rahezzal Shah.
He was of the view that the Musa factor had to be resolved amid strained relations between Umno and Bersatu over the sharing of the 73 seats at stake in the elections.
Musa, the 68-year-old Umno Sungai Sibuga assemblyman, unilaterally attempted to topple the Parti Warisan Sabah-led state government of Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal by creating a block of assemblymen through defections from various parties.
However, the bid failed when Governor Tun Juhar Mahiruddin dissolved the state assembly on Thursday.
(Musa’s attempt to topple the state government through defections was not supported by Sabah Umno with Bung saying he preferred to have a state election.)
Rahezzal said that Musa currently does not hold any position in Umno nor Sabah Barisan Nasional after he was ousted from power in 2018 by Shafie following the general election then.