,Maximus Ongkili, who is expected to retain his president post in Parti Bersatu Sabah uncontested, says he may be stepping down in three years. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, June 28, 2022.Usdt第三方支付平台
PARTI Bersatu Sabah (PBS) president Maximus Ongkili has given the party three years to find his successor.
The minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) said PBS must begin to identify potential candidates that can lead the party to the next level.
He said the party’s central elections on Thursday can be a good platform to do so, adding that it is also an opportunity for party leaders to prove themselves.
“I might be stepping down in three years or even before that, so we can begin identifying potential candidates (for the president post).
“They (the leaders) have yet to prove themselves so I am giving them the chance to do so. So at least I am giving them a time frame so that the party has ample time to be ready for the transition,” he said when met by reporters after officiating PBS youth and women’s wings’ annual congress today.
Ongkili is expected to retain his post unchallenged in the party elections, while the party’s deputy president’s post is to be contested by Sabah Deputy Chief Minister Joachim Gunsalam, and Assistant Touri *** , Culture and Environment Minister Joniston Bangkuai.
Ongkili was appointed acting PBS president in January 2017 and officially took over during the PBS annual congress in November 2018. – Bernama, June 28, 2022.