KOTA KINABALU: Three Barisan Nasional component parties will be having their inaugural Presidential Council meeting next week.
“In our preparatory meeting today, we agreed for the historic event to be held on April 17. The three party chiefs will be attending, together with their top guns.
“It will be another milestone for us as we formalised the setting up of the Presidential Council,” said the UPKO secretary general, Datuk Donald Mojuntin.
Parti Bersatu Sabah will be led by Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah by Tan Sri Joseph Kurup and United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation by Datuk Seri Panglima Wilfred Madius Tangau.
Mojuntin said they would be accompanied by their respective deputy presidents and secretary generals.
Mojuntin said: “The items in the agenda are comprehensive, all of which are meant to ensure a better tomorrow for the KDM communities.
“We are very excited; we are already on the right track towards a united KDM. This will also prove that we walk the talk.”
The formation of the council was agreed upon on Feb 26, 2018 during the PBS-UPKO-PBRS Retreat which was officiated by Chief Minister, Tan Sri Musa Aman.
Mojuntin declined to elaborate on the agenda but it was understood that a better cooperation between them in facing the upcoming general elections would be among the top item.
“Our cooperation within the BN framework is an open secret. But now, with the council, I am optimistic we will be able to enhance further our comaraderie. We are all for unity,” he added.
Apart from Mojuntin, the meeting yesterday was also attended by PBS secretary general, Datuk Johnny Mositun and their PBRS counterpart, Datuk Dr Johnson Tee.