As the Sabah 2020 elections came to a conclusion on Saturday night, Gabungan Rakyat Sabah came out victorious and eventually put an end to months of political campaigns and drama.
With GRS and Warisan Plus taking it down to the wire with the official results of GRS -38 and Warisan Plus – 32, some day that the results were not a surprise.
According to Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Satok branch deputy chairman Datuk Ibrahim Baki, “It is expected actually. The result is already out and it is BN (Barisan Nasional) and PN (Perikatan Nasional) that won the eelction. They have to win 36 seats (in order to have the majority) and they won 38 seats,” he said.
When asked if GRS’ numbers were convincing, he said that “It’s still a majority. If they (GRS) form a government, they can appoint seven more.”
He also added: “Whatever it is, they won the election. They will form a government, God willing. And they can appoint another seven, so they will stabilise the government.”
Ibrahim also explained that Gabungan Parti Sarawak “is not associated with BN now” and the state-ruling coalition was “only supporting the PN government”.
“As you know, the federal government is PN plus GPS. That means we are not in BN per se. We formed the federal government with Perikatan Nasional.
“That’s why the government of today, as we always say in GPS, is PN plus GPS government. It is not a PN government by itself. It is a PN plus government,” he elaborated.
He declined to comment on who would be appointed as the next Sabah chief minister.
Ibrahim also declined to add on if the Sabah state polls result would trigger a snap election.
“That one only the PM (prime minister) knows. Well, the (PN) government is still there. If someone said that he could form a government, show us the numbers. And then probably the (Yang di-Pertuan) Agong will make a decision,” he added.