Haji Ansari Abdullah (pix) has confirmed tendering his resignation letter as Sabah Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) head but denied having resigned as a member of the opposition party.
He said he had tendered his resignation letter in June, this year but had not received any respond from the PKR headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
Ansari said until someone is appointed by the party's national leadership to replaced him, he is now still head of Sabah PKR.
Denying reports in the Press of his leaving PKR, he said the reports were damaging and mischievous.
Meanwhile, Danny Anthony Andipai also denied leaving PKR and to join Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) if not fielded by PKR as candidate for the Pensiangan parliamentary by-election, if any.
"I had workd so hard to get the petition through court to prove my commitment to PKR. Leaving the party never crossed my mind," he said.
Andipai was successful in his election petition when the Kota Kinabalu Election Court had on Sept 8, 2008 declared Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PKR) president Tan Sri Joseph Kurup's win uncontested in the Pensiangan parliamentery constituency in the March 8, general elections null and void.
The Court of Appeal is yet to hear Kurup's appeal.