KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman who is seeking a fourth term is facing a three-cornered fight for the Sungai Sibuga state seat he has held since 1994.

He is being challenged by Parti Warisan Sabah’s retired policeman Asmara Abdul Rahman and a candidate from newly-formed Parti Kebangsan Sabah, Osman Enting for the state seat in the Libaran parliamentary constituency in Sabah’s east coast Sandakan.

Further south Musa’s political nemesis Warisan president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal is locked in a four-corner fight to retain the Semporna parliament seat for sixth term, as he is up against Barisan's Ramlee Marahaban and Harapan Rakyat Sabah’s Asmara Asmad and Abdul Nasir Abdul Raub (PAS).

Shafie is in a straight fight with his cousin Datuk Nasir Sakaran for the Senallang state seat. It is the first time Shafie is contesting a state seat.

In Sabah’s south western Beaufort, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman of Barisan is facing off with a former Sabah Umno comrade Datuk Seri Karim Bujang from Parti Warisan Sabah in a three cornered fight that also sees Parti Harap[an Rakayat Sabah contesting through Jaffar Ismail.

In the DAP stronghold of Kota Kinabalu, DAP’s Sabah secretary Chan Foong Hin, who has moved from the state seat of Sri Tanjung in Tawau, is challenged by his former comrade in DAP, Dr Joseph Lee who is Barisan’s Parti Bersatu Sabah choice in a three corner fight.

The third contender is Sabah Progressive Party president and former chief minister Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee who plunged into the fray as he attempts to make a comeback after two previous comeback failures.

In Sandakan, Sabah DAP incumbent Stephen Wong is in a straight fight with Barisan’s Datuk Lim Ming Hoofrom Liberal Democratic Party.

In Kota Belud, Multimedia and Communications Minister Datuk Mohd Salleh Tun Said is in a six corner fight that involves his second cousin Isnaraissah Munirah Majlis @ Fakharudy of Warisan, Miasin @ Aimaduddin Mion (Harapan Rakyat).

Laiman Ikin (PAS), Sungkia Mesuling (PKS) and Daibi Mandadi from Anaka Negeri. Salleh previously held the Usukan state seat.

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