1. I’ve made it clear since the very beginning that Sabah chief minister post should be given to Umno as the individual party with most state seats in GRS (Umno 14, PPBM 11, STAR 6, PBS 7).
2. I was informed by Sabah Umno chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin that after a meeting with the winning assembleymen, they unanimously nominated Datuk Hajiji Noor on the ground of placing the plight of the Sabahans above all as they were neglected by the Warisan government.
3. I respect the decision and within the spirit of Sabah Umno autonomy which was accorded to them.
4. May the newly-formed government gives due attention to various agendas for the Sabahans as stipulated in the GRS manifesto.
AHMAD ZAHID HAMIDI
28 SEPTEMBER 2020