Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP), Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and MCA are `fighting' to get nomination to contest in the Sandakan MP seat in the general elections expected to be held anytime from now and before the year end.
All are BN component party members. The seat is now warmed by Independent Chong Hon Min who defeated a BN-LDP candidate in the last election. LDP accused SAPP of having supported Chong. SAPP now claiming the seat on ground that before LDP, Sandakan belong to SAPP.
SAPP, LDP and MCA are fighting the seat. A compromise will be to give the seat to Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) after all the Pairin-led party is now back to BN's stable and was long before SAPP, been representing the Sandakan Parliamentary constituency in Dewan Rakaat.