KENINGAU – Former PBS Youth chief Jake Nointin today announced he had joined Warisan and brought more than 1,100 BN members to join the opposition party.
Speaking at a Warisan gathering here today, Nointin said PBS was not a performing party any more.
“PBS used to be a good party but it can no longer be depended on because of its bad performance,” he said.
“The party’s been around tens of years but we have yet to see true development brought to Sabah.
“All they care about in PBS are their positions.
“They are afraid of losing posts more than about the welfare of Sabahans.”
Nointin submitted 1,119 new membership forms to Warisan president Shafie Apdal during the gathering.
PBS held its congress yesterday with acting president Maximus Ongkili set to be installed as president during the party’s annual general meeting next year.
Nointin left PBS in September claiming, among other things, unhappiness over BN’s appointment of former president Joseph Pairin Kitingan as the chairman of the technical committee for the Royal Commission of Inquiry on Illegal Immigrants, which he said was a conflict of interest.
When resigning from PBS, Nointin said the party had lost its direction under Ongkili.
He claimed the leadership seemed no longer focused on its core principles and original aims.
PBS has since appointed Nointin’s deputy, Christopher Mandut, as acting Youth chief.