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Mustapa left Umno on September 18 last year and joined PPBM, a member of Pakatan Harapan, on October 26 the same year.
Shafie was asked to comment on a two-minute video that was being circulated on social media of him in a conversation with at least two women, where he criticised ally PPBM and its state leader Datuk Hajiji Noor.
In the two-minute video, a man resembling the Parti Warisan Sabah president is seen in casual conversation with at least two women about PPBM and is heard saying that the party is 'just like Umno', and asked why they would join the party.
Sabah PPBM secretary Datuk Ronald Kiandee rejected Abdul Rahman's claims that the party had intentionally not handed over administrative files and assets belonging to Umno when some of its division leaders and elected representatives quit the party and joined PPBM.
Earlier today Dr Mahathir ridiculed those who claimed Lim was the mastermind behind the formation of PPBM, suggesting the accusers were mad and should be admitted to the psychiatric hospital.
Rumours then swirled that Lim was also present at the supposed meeting that materialised PPBM.
PPBM is the youngest component member of the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition but is seen mustering considerable influence within the four-party bloc thanks to Dr Mahathir's popularity.
'Therefore, I personally and on behalf of Umno as a whole, cordially but firmly reject the invitation for Umno to join PPBM,' Mohamed Khaled said in a statement.
Sabah PPBM chief coordinator Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor welcomed the beleaguered former state BN leader who arrived at the former's residence with his bodyguards at about 11.30am.
Yamani - the son of former Sabah chief minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman who is still in Umno - said he is still listed as an 'independent' in the Dewan Rakyat even after state PPBM chief coordinator Datuk Hajiji Noor announced the former's membership.
In a statement today, Mazlan announced that Senator Nasir Hashim would maintain as deputy chief, while Mohd Solihan Badri, PPBM Ledang division chief has been appointed as the state secretary.
Chow will be the chairman of the council while the deputy chairman 1 is Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik (PKR), deputy chairman 2 is Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa (Amanah) and deputy chairman 3 is Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahaya (PPBM).
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