Thursday, 26th May 2010
William Mawan should expel the SPDP 5 - Paulus, Nansian, Entrie and Rosey from the party before the recent State Election because by not doing so, yesterday the 5 leaders made a press conference and condemned Mawan for Keeping quiet and taking the defensive approach over the party two defeats in the state election. By looking at the composition of SPDP 5, Mawan and the Iban leaders in the SPDP seem to be already lost command to the non-Iban leaders. If Mawan want to mentain SPDP as the Iban majority party he must expel the SPDP 5 members from the party!
Has Mawan "Lost Command" to SPDP 5 Who are Non-Iban ? ( Enteri is not Iban due to his conversion status)
A group of SPDP members, including the ‘Group of Five’ members, is concerned about the party’s future and the “deafening silence” of their party president after the April 16 polls.
They are concerned because in the 10th state election, SPDP lost two seats — Krian and Ba’ Kelalan.
The party’s number two Datuk Peter Nyarok Entrie lost in Krian while the other casualty was its candidate for Ba’ Kelalan who replaced the party’s secretary-general Nelson Balang Rining .
In a statement obtained by The Borneo Post yesterday, the group said they were puzzled by the continued silence of their leader because all other parties, including the opposition, had commented on their respective performances and some even laid bare their future plans.
“Almost six weeks have passed by since the April state election. All parties, Barisan National as well as the opposition, have commented on their victories and losses and their way forward, except SPDP.
“The silence is deafening,” they said. Ironically, the state assemblymen among the “rebel” group (SPDP 5) were re-elected with handsome winning margins. Members of the group are Marudi assemblyman Sylvester Entrie Muran, Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie (Tasik Biru), Paulus Gumbang (Batu Danau) and Rosey Yunus (Bekenu).
The fifth member is Mas Gading MP Dr Tiki Lafe. Branded as SPDP’s “Group of Five” after they protested a decision made by the president in their last Triennial General Assembly (TGA), both camps patched up before the recent state election.
The group met in Kuching yesterday to review the performance of the party in the election and to share their postmortem findings. They also wanted to know the direction of the party and its preparations for the coming general election.
“For example, has the party election machinery been properly mobilised to ensure a clean sweep in the state election? Were the political secretaries, senator, Wanita, Puteri and Pemuda Wings mobilised in the last state election and for the coming parliamentary election?” the group asked.
But their key concern was on the loss of Ba Kelalan and Krian.
“In Ba Kelalan, the loss has been attributed to a new face, a novice. Such an explanation is acceptable. However, the same excuse would seem rather lame when applied to Krian, an SPDP stronghold in the Sarawak hinterland.
It is a safe seat held by a veteran, who is also the deputy president of SPDP, who lost miserably by over 2,000 votes to a PKR candidate,” it said.
The group also pointed to the SUPP leadership, which had expressed their willingness to take full responsibility for their humiliating losses and to chart a new course of action for the party, and compared it to the silence in their own party.
SPDP president Dato Sri William Mawan Ikom retained Pakan but his seat was also the only one in which the SNAP candidate did not lose his deposit.
SNAP contested in 26 seats but 25 of their candidates lost their deposits.