New Sabah Times,
25th February, 2008
Yusof: Loyalty to Umno priority for me
Yusof at the press conference after meeting local community leaders
SIPITANG: Former Sipitang MP Datuk Dr Yusof Hj Yacob says he has no intention of leaving Umno despite being dropped as a candidate in the coming election.
“I have no wish to leave the party just because I was not nominated this time, as loyalty to the party is a priority for me,” he said at a press conference here on Saturday after meeting local community leaders.
He urged his supporters and leaders of development zones in Sipitang, Lumadan and Sindumin to support efforts to ensure a win for the BN candidates in the coming election.
During his term as MP, he said, he brought in RM600 million in allocations to his constituency, citing the RM280 million Sipitang-Tenom highway and RM120 million water treatment plant at Melamam, as well as the upgrading of the Kabajang-Padas Damit, Kg Pelakat and Lingkungan Laut roads.
The power shortage in Sipitang district is also a thing of the past with the upgrading of the line from 11kv to 33kv, he said.
However, he said, there are still unresolved problems with infrastructure, and the new leaders who will be voted in should continue to bring development to the people as part of efforts to safeguard their well-being.
They should also be sincere and not indulge in dirty tactics to win a position in the party, he said, adding this could destroy the party.