With looming respective party polls, worried politicians in Sabah are facing their own personal race in their parties.
It’s happening in Sabah too with party elections around the corner.
Questions abound as to who will outmaneuver who – will there be a realignment? What will it look like? Will the old order still control the contracts and handouts?, and will political patronage continue?
These are worrying times indeed.
On the opposition side, Sabah DAP has already been given notice that its advisor Hiew King Chieu is unhappy.
The state assemblyman has hinted that he is reconsidering his political priorities.
Over in PKR, there have been muffled noises over the appointment of Lajim Ukin as the party’s main man in Sabah.
It’s the same over in the Barisan Nasional camp.
Rumblings are coming from the Liberal Democratic Party, (LDP), United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (Upko) as well as Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS).
The race for the No 2 post in Upko is fast shaping up between two ambitious leaders in the Kadazandusun party – secretary-general Madius Tangau and the party vice-president Ewon Ebin.
Watching from the sidelines is party president Bernard Dompok who was stunningly defeated in Penampang in the May election and lost his post in the federal cabinet.