Lahad Datu MP Mohamaddin Ketapi, who is also Segama state assemblyman, today announced that he was quitting Bersatu which he joined after leaving Warisan last year.
Mohamaddin said he was leaving Bersatu as he was not given a role or the trust to strengthen the party, especially at the grassroots level in the Lahad Datu parliamentary constituency and Segama state constituency, despite having been in the party for six months.
He said he would continue to serve as an MP and an assemblyman, and support the federal and state governments as an independent elected representative.
“After more than six months in Bersatu, I have not been given any role. I am not disappointed in the thought that Bersatu is already strong in Lahad Datu and Segama.
“As such, there is no need for me to stay long in the party,” he told a press conference in Kota Kinabalu today.
On Oct 30 last year, Mohamaddin announced that he was quitting Warisan. He joined Bersatu on Nov 26.
Mohamaddin said he was not bothered about people branding him as a frog or a monkey for party hopping.
He said it was more important for him to continue serving the people in his Lahad Datu parliamentary and Segama state constituencies.
“Who wants to call me a frog or a monkey, do as they please… but if a frog is educated, it jumps to find a better life for the people it represents,” he said.
Asked about his plans for the 15th general election, he said had not given it much thought.