This was the message conveyed by protem USNO vice-president Abdullah Sani Hj Salleh and protem secretary-general Datuk Arifin Datuk Abdul Salam in the presence of UBF chairman Datuk Dr Jeffrey G. Kitingan and USNO die-hard supporters at a recent gathering at the birthplace of USNO in Kampung Tanjung Kapur, Kudat.
Abdullah Sani told the large and mixed crowd of Bajau, Suluk, Sungai, Dusun, Rungus, Kagayan and other races that USNO leaders support UBF and its struggle.
“The party will work towards the unity of all races in Sabah regardless of whether they are Bajau, Suluk, KDM, Rungus, Brunei or others to reclaim the rights of Sabah and Sabahans in Malaysia,” added Abdullah Sani.
He also told the villagers that their land problem is just one of the many examples of the State Government failing the people.
Abdullah Sani further said that Tun Datu Mustapha although once the leader of the Sabah Government, the late leader had not taken an inch of the land of the villagers other than the land for his own house which still stands today.
Dr Jeffrey welcomed the support of USNO and added that together with the cooperation of USNO, UBF will form an alliance for all Sabahans.
He then advised the crowd not to be misled again by the sweet talk of the so-called leaders of Barisan Nasional and to use their vote wisely.
“Sabahans do not need leaders who are pulled by their noses by leaders from West Malaysia or dictated by their political bosses from Kuala Lumpur.
“Sabah needs genuine fighters for Sabah and Sabahans’ rights and every patriotic Sabahan should be a fighter for Sabah,” he said.