Dr Maximus (fifth left) with PBS Founder and Premier Adviser Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, PBS Deputy Presidents, Datuk Seri Dr. Joachim Gunsalam (third left) and Datuk Seri Dr. Yee Moh Chai (second left), Secretary-General Datuk Julita Majungki, Information Chief Datuk Joniston Bangkuai and other senior party leaders wishing Happy Chinese New Year to all members and people of Sabah who are celebrating it.
KOTA KINABALU: Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili has been voted to continue leading Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS)
His continued presidency endorsement came following unanimous votes during the party’s Supreme Council meeting here, today.
Dr Maximus, who won the post unopposed during the party election in June last year, will remain at the helm.
During the 36th and 37th PBS Delegates Conference, he announced that he would be stepping down as party president within three years.
Thanking the members for their continuous support and trust, Dr Maximus said it would buy the party time to identify his successor.
After chairing the party’s first Supreme Council Meeting this year, Dr Maximus said he would stick to the original plan of relinquishing the presidency within three years, or, he added: “… as determined by the Supreme Council.”
“Although I have announced to step down by the next (PBS) election year, (but) the Supreme Council members voted for me to stay.
“This will provide PBS ample time to identify my successor,” he said.
Dr Maximus added that there are many young leaders within the party who are capable to build and bring the party to higher heights, when the time comes.