Monday, December 6, 2021

By-election looms in Sabah as Sindumin rep resigns

Yusof Yacob had recently quit Warisan to declare himself an independent

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Former Warisan information chief Yusof Yacob who recently quit the party and declared himself an independent has resigned from his position as a state assemblyman, MalaysiaNow has learnt.

Yusof, who left Warisan early this month, tendered his resignation as Sindumin assemblyman today, a source familiar with the matter said.

“Yes, YB Sindumin has resigned,” the source told MalaysiaNow. “The vacant seat has to be filled by the end of the term.”

It added that the Sabah speaker is expected to make an announcement on the matter soon, “perhaps on Monday”.

Yusof said he had decided to quit Warisan as he wanted to help the people in his constituency and the Sipitang district resolve their problems.

He won the Sindumin state seat in the 14th general election in a three-cornered fight with a majority of 760 votes.

He retained the seat at the Sabah election last year, winning a six-cornered fight with a majority of 424 votes.

Speculation of his resignation as an assemblyman had been swirling on social media for days but he had maintained that he never signed a letter of resignation.

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