SRI AMAN: Any discord among Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) component parties’ grassroots members should be set aside, said GPS election director Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas.
According to Uggah, now is the crucial time for all the members to paddle in one direction, which is towards winning all 31 parliamentary seats in the 15th general election (GE15).
“We must campaign hard for all the candidates of the component parties.
“Our Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, who is also GPS chairman, wants us all to double and redouble our efforts for the big win,” he said.
Uggah, who is also Deputy Premier, said this in a meeting with the chairmen and committee members of four Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) branches in Sri Aman, today (Nov 7).
With the GE15 being GPS’ first participation in a parliamentary election using its own symbol, he called on the committee members to be inspired by the success of GPS in winning 76 out of 82 seats in the recent state election.
“A most convincing performance will put GPS in a better bargaining power and position in its struggle to restore and protect more of its rights under the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63),” he said.
He said that Sarawakians, too, had all the reasons to support GPS and, in addition, Abang Johari has shown himself to be the most visionary leader in thinking of ways to generate and increase the state coffer.
“And GPS stand, strength and dignity is its philosophy of “Sarawak First” in its struggle.
“So a vote for any GPS candidate is a vote for Abg Jo,” he stressed.
On the opposition candidates, Uggah said they include party hoppers and those who talked big in the state election but they had failed miserably.
“There is no way we can rely on them for our future and we do not allow any of them to win and to take up root in our midst.
“In contrast, we in GPS, we deliver what we talk about or promises,” he said.
Meanwhile, the PBB deputy president called on all party branches statewide to organise themselves and to mobilise their machinery and workers.
He also urged the 6,000 party members in the Sri Aman parliamentary seat to come out in full force to vote for GPS candidate from Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), Datuk Sri Doris Sophia Brodie.
Later Uggah met with members from PBB Bukit Saban constituency at his Bukit Saban service centre in Spaoh.
At the function, he said Abang Johari would be making a visit to Spaoh on Nov 12 where the latter would hold a meet-the- people session at the new Spaoh Sports Complex.