Sudah pasti ungkapan ini akan menimbulkan perlbagai spekulasi mengenai Shafie Apdal. Tetapi laporan akhbar hari ini menggambarkan bahawa beliau bakal dilantik sebagai Ketua Menteri Sabah menggantikan Musa Aman selepas PRU-13 nanti.
Khabarnya pertukaran Menteri Besar juga akan berlaku di Perlis, Terengganu, Perak, Johor dan Negeri Sembilan.
PUTRAJAYA: Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal is prepared to
contest a state seat in the general election amid talk that some factions in
the party want him to replace current Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.
The Semporna MP, who has held his parliamentary seat for three terms
now, said it would, however, be up to the Barisan Nasional leadership
headed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to decide if and where he would contest.
When pressed on his preference, Shafie hinted that he would have no objection to letting go of his long-held parliamentary seat.
“I have been appointed the Deputy Defence Minister, Domestic Trade and
Consumer Affairs Minister ... (I’ve been appointed to) so many places
already. I have never rejected (my appointments),” he said with a smile after presenting certificates to graduates of the Skills Training and Career Programme 2011 session here yesterday.