PAPAR: Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) candidate for Limbahau Datuk Johnny Mositun has urged the voters to give him a chance to be their voice at the state assembly and assured them they would not regret that decision.
He also pledged to strive hard for the development of the new state constituency stressing that basic infrastructure like better roads and other basic facilities will be on his immediate ‘to do’ list.
“I appeal to the people to give me a chance but it is for the people to decide if they trust me to be their elected representative. I promise all of you that I will not shy away from my responsibility,” he added.
Mositun when campaigning here on Wednesday night also urged the voters to reject hate speeches and to turn up in full force to vote on Saturday.
“It’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and negativity. When the bad outweighs the good, whether we realise it or not, it erodes our ability to have compassion and our ability to put our self in someone else’s shoes.
“Because when one person buys into negativity, the effects are felt exponentially. It’s time to not only reflect but act,” he stressed.
If given the opportunity, Mositun added, he will also look into youth empowerment in the constituency, which has been sidelined in the past.
“This is another important issue that we must address urgently because we want Limbahau youth to have good future,” said Mositun, who has all the three important qualities – integrity, loyalty, and trust – in running for public office.
The PBS vice president reiterated that he will put a stop to the controversial Papar Dam if he wins the Limbahau state seat.
Mositun said this is because he takes note of the rakyat’s objection to the mega project.
“The dam will impact thousands of villagers and the environment where it is located,” said the PBS candidate in Limbahau, which is the location of the proposed dam.
Mositun is facing seven other candidates, including Sabah Football Association deputy president, Datuk Juil Nuatim, representing Warisan, in the eight-cornered contest.
Others are Aubrey G. Sham of Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS), Evelyn June Charlie of Parti Gagasan Rakyat Sabah (PGRS), Michael Frederick of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Jainim binti Jaris @ Susanna Jainim of United Sabah National Organisation (USNO) as well as two independent candidates Pius Lokium and Lawrence bin Francis @ Onjuman.