Warisan seeking partners for next state polls, says Shafie

The party president says it has identified a few parties, including Umno at the state level, for discussions.

(FMT) – Warisan will not face the next Sabah state election alone and is evaluating suitable parties to form a strong partnership, said its president, Shafie Apdal.

He said Warisan is making a detailed assessment to ensure its partners have the same struggle to work for the people of Sabah and that the cooperation could last for a long time.

“It is true that we have identified some parties, including Umno at the state level, but we have not decided anything yet at this time. There are also many local parties (which Barisan will consider for cooperation),” he told reporters after attending the Pemimpin Warisan Bersama Rakyat event here last night.

“We are already cooperating with Pakatan Harapan in the unity government at the national level. In fact, I was one of the first to support Anwar Ibrahim as the prime minister.”

The term of the current state government ends in 2025. In the 16th state election in 2020, Warisan collaborated with PH to form Warisan Plus and won 32 of the 73 state seats.