Sabah Gerakan's interest to contest in State constituencies held by its three assemblymen and also in other seats will be looked into, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman assured, Tuesday.

He said the matter would be discussed among the State Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties but that no date has been fixed.

When they have reached an agreement, the result would be submitted to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.

"Most importantly, we will ensure that all (BN) component parties will get its share that is fair and just," he said, when attending the Chief Minister's Department Aidilfitri open house at Wisma Innoprise.

Sabah Gerakan Chief Datuk Gordon Leong said there was nothing wrong for three of its State assemblymen to bring over the seats they won under BN ticket to the party.

He said Datuk Peter Pang En Yin (Karamunting), Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah (Tanjong Papat) and Au Kam Wah (Elopura) have never left the BN.

Pang won his seat while with Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Tan and Au won theirs while with the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) when the party was still in the BN in the previous election.

Tan and Au hopped over to Gerakan and provided the peninsula-based party its first State seats in Sabah while Pang did the same when he encountered problems with the LDP leadership.

Musa said it is equally important that the parties and candidates could obtain success and victory in the election as stated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

He said Najib has stressed on fielding only winnable candidates.

But to become a winnable candidate is not easy because they are required to work hard and have high commitment towards the people and the Government.

They must work hard so that the people could see that they are really committed in discharging their responsibilities.

"We should not talk too much and do less work because the people will scrutinise whether the candidate or party could represent them well or provide them with good services," he said.

Musa, who is also State Finance Minister, said they must ensure that development programmes or projects planned or in the midst of completion are completed according to schedule and plan.

Meanwhile, Musa said it is unnecessary to take into consideration the Buku Jingga (Orange Book) by Pakatan Rakyat. He said the book is only a deception by the opposition parties.

Adapted From: Daily Express Sabah