GRS agrees to name Hajiji as Sabah CM candidate

KOTA KINABALU (Sept 28): Parties in Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) have unanimously agreed to name Sabah Perikatan Nasional (PN) chairman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor as the candidate for the new Sabah chief minister’s post.

Hajiji, who is the Sulaman state assemblyman, confirmed the matter and that he would take his oath as the chief minister at Istana Negeri at 10.30am tomorrow.

"I wish to inform that GRS, consisting of PN, BN (Barisan Nasional) and PBS (Parti Bersatu Sabah), have mutually agreed to form a new state government.

"They have unanimously agreed to name me as the Sabah chief minister. We will fulfil our responsibilities and mandate for the people. I thank the people of Sabah for choosing the leaders from GRS,” he told a press conference here today.

Also present at the press conference were Sabah BN chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin, STAR president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-general Datuk Jahid Jahim.

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