Umno is fielding its Sabah chief Bung Moktar Radin and former Sabah chief minister Salleh Said Keruak in the state election on Sept 26.
Bung, who is Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, said he would be contesting the Lamag seat, which is one of 13 new state seats in this election.
Salleh meanwhile will contest the Usukan seat.
In total, Umno will be fielding candidates in 31 seats although former chief minister Musa Aman is not on the list.
“Musa did not seek to be a candidate of Umno and BN,” Bernama reported Bung as saying at a press conference in Kota Kinabalu today.
Sabah Umno leader Abdul Rahman Dahlan is also absent from the list of candidates.
Seventy-three seats will be contested in the upcoming election, including the 13 seats created following the redelineation exercise.
Bung said the candidates were selected from among qualified individuals who were seen as possessing the potential to win the seats they would contest.
“The candidates were picked based on their background, their being people-friendly and, most importantly, their being accepted by the people and having the potential to win,” he said.
According to him, 95% of the Umno candidates are new faces. The party will also be fielding two women candidates.
The full list of candidates is as follows:
1. Akram Ismail (Banggi)
2. Harun Durabi (Bengkoka)
3. Sufian Abdul Karim (Pitas)
4. Mohd Arsad Bistari (Tempasuk)
5. Salleh Said Keruak (Usukan)
6. Jasnih Daya (Pantai Dalit)
7. Yakub Khan (Karambunai)
8. Jumat Idris (Darau)
9. Mohd Reduan Aklee (Tanjung Aru)
10. Shahelmey Yahya (Tanjung Keramat)
11. Mohd Tamin @Tamin Zainal (Pantai Manis)
12. Ag Lahap Ag Bakar (Bongawan)
13. Kamarlin Ombi (Lumadan)
14. Sani Miasin (Sindumin)
15. Raime Unggi (Kemabong)
16. Abdul Wahab Abdul Ghani (Telupid)
17. James Ratib (Sugut)
18. Suhaimi Nasir (Gum-Gum)
19. Mokran Ingkat (Sungai Manila)
20. Mohamad Hamsan Awang Supian (Sungai Sibuga)
21. Hazulizah Md Dani (Sekong)
22. Juhari Janan (Kuamut)
23. Bung Moktar Radin (Lamag)
24. Jafry Ariffin (Sukau)
25. [email protected] Momen [email protected] (Tungku)
26. Halid Harun (Kunak)
27. Abdul Manan Indanan (Sulabayan)
28. [email protected] Awang (Balung)
29. Chaya Sulaiman (Kukusan)
30. Andi Muhammad Surady Bandy (Tanjung Batu)
31. Junaidi Sahat (Paginatan)