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Monday, October 31, 2022

GE15: Upko to contest five parliamentary seats in Sabah

The United Progressive Kinabalu Organisation (Upko), a component party of Pakatan Harapan, will contest five parliamentary seats in Sabah in the 15th general election (GE15), its president Wilfred Madius Tangau said today.

The four-term incumbent Tuaran MP said he would be defending the seat, while vice-president Ewon Benedick, who is the Kadamaian state assemblyperson, would be contesting in Penampang.

The party’s deputy information chief Rowindy Lawrence would contest for the Kimanis seat, Youth chief Felix Joseph Saang in Beluran and deputy secretary-general Dr Peter Jr Naintin in Libaran, the added.

"We decided on this (seats and candidates) after a long process of discussion,” he told a media conference at the Upko headquarters in Penampang today.

Asked on speculation that incumbent Kota Marudu MP and Parti Bersatu Sabah president Maximus Ongkili might move to contest in Tuaran, Tangau said that in the spirit of democracy, he was prepared to face any challengers.

- Bernama

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