KUCHING: The idea of a clean sweep of all 82 seats by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) during the Dec 18 polls is not a pipe dream.
Considering the various factors that come into play now and in the weeks up to polling day, plus the current political climate, the aspiration or intent is attainable.
If anything, GPS will not be the least surprised if it does take all the 82 seats. That would be the mother of all election victories.
A confident GPS chairman, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said this was conceivable given the coalition’s track record of defending and developing Sarawak and its people.
“The people of Sarawak are most important and we are fighting to serve them in the name of GPS,” he said.
Abang Johari, who is caretaker chief minister, said GPS would field its candidates in all 82 seats with not even one to be given to any friendly party outside the coalition.
In this context, he again thanked Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and Barisan Nasional (BN) for respecting GPS by not fielding their candidates in the election.
“They don’t want to stir things up because they know Sarawak’s politics is different from West Malaysia’s,” he said.
When he launched GPS’ election machinery on Sunday night, Abang Johari described it as a “booster jab” for its overall preparations in facing the state polls.
He said GPS had been hard at work mobilising its election machinery for the past few months following the end of the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) term in June.
“We started mobilising our election machinery and this is just a booster to our ongoing efforts.
“We have completed ‘two doses of vaccines’, tonight is the ‘booster jab’, we are all energetic and we will continue to work as a team,” he said.