Friday, May 24

Nasir confident of defending Senallang

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Nasir (left) and Shafie.

SEMPORNA: Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Datuk Seri Nasir Sakaran is confident of defending the Senallang state seat in the 14th General Election (GE14) despite facing Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

Defending the seat for the fifth term, Nasir said he was also not afraid to face his cousin as he was confident that the people in the constituency were wise enough to choose the best candidate who could champion their fate.

“We (BN) can defend the Senallang state seat through hard work by the party machinery.

“I know that it will be a stiff competition but we must defend UMNO…although they (opposition) are using dirty tricks and creating provocation,” he said after officiating a programme with the Senalang UMNO division wings here today.

BN candidate for the Bugaya state seat Datuk Razak Sakaran said he would develop the agriculture and fisheries sector in the constituency should BN win the seat in the GE14.

“I don’t like to use the word change but I will reorganise projects including  on agriculture in the Bugaya state constituency as it can generate a new economic opportunity there.

“It is important to spur the economy of every village in the constituency,” he said after the programme.

Meanwhile, Semporna UMNO Youth acting chief Ahmad Marzuki Nasir called on all the three party wings – the Wanita, Youth and Puteri movements to close ranks and work hard to ensure victory for BN in the constituency.

He said the three party wings  should also go all out to defend BN’s dignity and struggle. – Bernama