Melalap State Assemblyman, Datuk Peter Anthony has decided to quit Warisan, after failing to convince Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal to join forces with UMNO and Bersatu.
According to senior leader from KDM Malaysia, of which Peter is the President, numerous efforts have been made, but Shafie responded with a firm “no”.
“Peter tried to convince Shafie, but failed,” he said.
“After PH fell, Peter tried to convice Shafie to work with Bersatu. Shafie said no.”
“Then PN fell. Peter tried again to convince Shafie to work with UMNO. Shafie said no.”
“With Shafie’s firm decision, Peter felt that it was better for him to form his own party to side with Bersatu and UMNO.”
A senior leader from Warisan who spoke to inisabahbah.com said, Peter’s departure is much regretted, but Warisam’s struggle remains firm.
“The people’s struggle cannot be sidetracked held ransom by one or two individual’s personal issues.”
“Maybe Peter was pressured becUse of his court case.”
“But we who are still in Parti Warisan are clean. No issue for us to continue the people’s struggle.”
Commenting on Shafie’s insistence to not work with UMNO and Bersatu, the senior leader said that the party’s decision is firm.
“The leadership has decided not to work with UMNO or Bersatu.”
“If we cooperate with UMNO or Bersatu for positions or projects, we will sooner or later have to compromise the people’s struggle.”
“Are we in this for the people’s struggle or for ourselves?”