KOTA BELUD: Parti Kesejahteraan Demokratik Masyarakat (KDM) president Datuk Peter Anthony is confident that the party can pull off a “surprise” in the next state elections.
Peter said this was based on the growing support of Sabahans for the multi-racial party.
“Who would have thought that the KDM candidate would succeed in defeating a party leader in the Kota Marudu constituency in the recent parliamentary elections?
“Taking into account the current political scenario, don’t be surprise if KDM wins more seats in the upcoming state elections,” he said.
Peter, who is also the Melalap assemblyman, said this when officiating the Kota Belud KDM division protem Committee meeting at Sunset Beach, Kampung Nanamun, Jalan Rampaian Laut near here today.
The Kota Belud KDM protem committee is currently led by former Parti Bersatu Sabah deputy president Datuk Almudin Kaida.
Also present were KDM Deputy President Datuk Wetrom Bahanda and vice president Henry Saimpon.
Political campaigns for this year have yet to begin, but there will be an even stronger push for public support next year, said Peter.
He also hinted at the party’s intention to contest for more seats in the upcoming state elections, especially in the interior and north of Sabah.
“Although our party, KDM, is a small party, it moves like a turtle (labi-labi) but with the spirit of moving “palan-palan”, I am sure we will ultimately achieve success,” he said.
Peter also welcomed Almudin’s decision to join the KDM party which he said had paved the way for the establishment of Kota Belud KDM division.
Meanwhile, Wetrom said the KDM is eyeing to contest at least seven seats in northern Sabah, including Pintasan, in the next state elections.
“I am confident that under the leadership of Almuddin Kaida, KDM Pintasan will be able to deliver the goods,” he said.