Amid the political horse-trading that followed the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government, Shafie Apdal believes that Muhyiddin Yassin was prepared to offer him to be his number two in exchange for support.
This was revealed by the Warisan president during an interview with the press today.
“Haha. You ask him,” he said in jest when asked whether the Bersatu president, who became the prime minister , had offered Shafie the post of deputy prime minister.
Shafie Apdal: Muhyiddin still my good friend
Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal still regards Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as a good friend he will never forget although they have their political differences and are not in the same government.
Recalling their ups and downs in politics especially their dark period in Umno in 2016, Shafie said what was certain now is that he himself had stayed consistent in his aim to topple Barisan Nasional (BN) and Umno.
“I will remain his friend; he is an old friend of mine,” he said with a smile during an exclusive interview with Bernama at his residence here recently.
Muhyiddin sad good friend Shafie not with him to lead government
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has today expressed his sadness at not having Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, whom he described as his good friend, with him in leading the government.
The Prime Minister said that he and Mohd Shafie were comrades, especially in UMNO, until he was sacked and Mohd Shafie decided to leave the party.
“But what I am sad about is that now that I am the Prime Minister, the leadership of Sabah is not with me.
He (Mohd Shafie) is my good friend because in politics, one day you can be friends and the next moment you are enemies.