Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) President Tan Sri William Mawan Ikom said the four elected representatives who quit the party yesterday were not forced to do so.
The four elected representatives from SPDP are believed to have quit the party following disagreements with the party president.
He said there was room and avenue for the four to resolve internal problems in the party over a two-year period but their selfishness put paid to such efforts.
“SPDP had never forced anyone to leave the party but instead they were given ample time to resolve problems within the party,” he said in his opening speech at the SPDP Mas Gading unity night here Saturday.
The four assemblymen who quit the party – Datuk Peter Nansian (Tasik Biru), Palu Paulus Gumbang (Batu Danau) and Rosey Yunus (Bekenu) and Mas Gading MP Datuk Dr Tiki Lafe – were believed to have been given show cause letters in November for failing to attend the supreme council meetings for more than a year. –BERNAMA