KIULU: United Pasok Momogum Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) has attracted attention of the youths aged 18-30 through its Komulakan wing and the party will consider nominating them as candidates in the coming 14th General Election.
Acting president Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said the Upko Komulakan, aimed at creating pool of leaders, has about 20,000 members in the country.
“As Upko sets its sail towards the new year, we are glad that our policy of training young leaders has been a great success,” he said.
Speaking at the meet-the-people session organised by the Upko Komulakan of Tambulaong at the village community hall here on New Year’s eve, Tangau said the Komulakan are the present and future leaders.
He said Upko wants them to understand the policy of the government and they are now part of the solutions of a problem.
“We want them to be innovators,” said the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.
He was heartened to note that the Komulakan wing was gaining support as more youths joined in.
“The younger generations are becoming more interested to be a part of the nation building process. And they want to do it through Upko,” he said.
He said those already in the Komulakan would be ready to join into the youth or wanita wing once they reached 31 years old and above.
However, he believed the time was ripe for a Komulakan and even youth and wanita members to be candidates in the coming election.
“We found many leadership talents from these three wings and we will give them opportunity,” he said.