KOTA KINABALU: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leaders were not aware of the situation in Pitas and should not assume that they enjoy tremendous support and membership there.
Datuk Seri Ruddy Awah said PKR leaders in the state level were not familiar with Pitas and he believed that they have never been there either so they should not assume that they had a lot of members there.
“I challenge them to come here and carry out a programme and lets see how many will turn out to support them,” he stated, during a press conference here today to answer a recent statement by PKR Vice Chief Kenny Chua who said that Ruddy had no political leadership influence in Kudat. Kenny had also stated that Ruddy was not elected in the party election but was merely appointed to the post.
Ruddy, the former division vice chairman for P.167 Kudat who announced his decision to leave the party recently went on to say that they had registered 3,125 people as members there and if they all left the party there would be no PKR members in that area.
He also believed that Kudat division’s committee members would hand over their resignation letter to the Central and State PKR’s Secretary General soon and that would further assure the decrease of PKR members there.
On his next course of action, he said they were still independents and still mulling on which party to join soon, adding that they supported the present leadership, under Perikatan Nasional (PN) with Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at the helm.
Recently he announced that he was leaving this party as the party leadership in Kudat was not honest and sincere in its dealing, as shown in a meeting to determine who would take other the mantle of leadership in Kudat after Rahimah Majid was expelled by the Central leadership Council (MPP) and the deputy Division Chairman Mohd Reza Adinata Kusenin resigned.
With the expulsion of their division chairperson Rahimah Majid and resignation of the deputy Division Chairman Mohd Reza Adinata Kusenin, it was only constitutional that the two vacancies be filled by any of the three Vice Chairman, which included him.
He said he was however shocked to find out that his name was omitted from the three known nominations, with the excuse that his name was not listed and had yet to be registered with the Registrar of Societies (ROS).
“I was shocked as I know my appointment was registered during a meeting in PKR Kudat Division,” he said adding that in the recent meeting he was asked to leave the hall as he had no right to be there. He said he complied with the directive and left. With consultations and advice from his fellow members, he had then announced his decision to leave PKR. -BNN