- Wartawan Nabalu News
Come out and vote for the fate of the country, Dennison urges Sabah people
3 November 2022
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: Voters in the state are urged to turn up in numbers to exercise their duty to vote and determine a new fate for the country.
As election fever is running high after the announcement of candidates earlier this week and with polling day less than three weeks away, UPKO Kota Kinabalu Division Chief Dennison R Indang said Sabahans should be making preparations to free their schedule so as not to miss out on exercising their right to vote on November 19.
“This is a very important election where we aim to install a new government with Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as Prime Minister and the sure way to achieve it is by voting Pakatan Harapan (PH).
“It will be a historic milestone for Malaysia and all Sabahans to have the opportunity to play a part in reshaping the political landscape of our beloved country,” he said in a statement on Thursday.
Dennsion who is also an UPKO Supreme Council Member said the main objective of this 15th General Election (GE15) is to return PH to power so that it can set Malaysia on the right path.
“In order to do so we need every individual to recognise the power of their vote and that only a full-force turn out can deliver triumph.
“We have Sabahans from all over the country making arrangements to come home to vote. Some will be coming home from overseas. Those who are living in the city would do well to balik kampung to vote,” he said.
Data analysis and statistics from previous election results revealed that in many constituencies victories were handed by just a slim majority, some as small as two-digit figures and others in the low three-digits, said Dennison.
“The outcome of these results was factored by low voter turnout. It could have easily been very different if only a few more voters had turn up.
“As a grassroots leader I urge every individual to cast aside any reluctance and just turn up to the polling station because every vote is important...every vote count,” he added.
Towards this end, Dennison urged Sabahans to ignore any propaganda that attempt to sway voter sentiments by releasing unconfirmed and baseless news or information.
“We Sabahans must be smart to recognise the bigger picture that is in play in these elections. We must think hard and carefully on who we should vote.”