SAPP chief Yong Teck Lee has opened his doors to Umno Sabah strongman Lajim Ukin.
The two were members of Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) before the party was ousted from power in 1994. Yong went on to form his own Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) and Lajim defected to Umno.
Both are now battling to remain politically relevant in the state.
Yong, in reaching out to the Umno Sabah strongman, has couched his offer of alliance under the ABU (Asal Bukan Umno or Anyone But Umno) concept to face Umno and BN in the impending 13th general election.
But for it to work, the SAPP president said today, the Beaufort MP must leave the ruling coalition now in order to be well prepared.