PENAMPANG : The Democratic Action Party (DAP) is confident the party and its partners will win one third of the 60 State Assembly seats in the May 5 polls.
Its Sec-Gen Lim Guan Eng said they are working hard to reach the target and eyeing more State seats in the 13th General Election.
"We (Pakatan Rakyat) are also focused on attempting to win 10 Parliament seats each in Sabah, Sarawak and Johor.
"Hence, we are calling on Sabah people to give us a chance to bring changes to the State and the Federal Government by voting for us in the May 5 election," he told a press conference at the DAP Sabah headquarters in Bundusan, here, Monday.
Also present were Sabah DAP Chairman Jimmy Wong Sze Phin and the 12 candidates who are contesting in four parliamentary and eight State seats in Sabah.
To a question, Lim, who is caretaker Penang Chief Minister, said the party lost two traditional Chinese seats in Sabah to PKR. "Batu Sapi parliament seat in Sandakan and Tanjung Aru State seat in Kota Kinabalu were allocated to Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).
"We gave way to PKR, ask them. There was a bilateral discussion between PKR and PAS," he said, when commenting on Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) claim that DAP, which had represented the Chinese, had failed to keep those seats.
On the election manifesto of Barisan Nasional (BN) Sabah to implement recommendations of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on illegal immigrants, Lim described such priority as mere lip service.
"BN has been talking about it for the past 50 years and failed to address the perennial issue.
Implementing the RCI recommendations is just a lip service by BN.
"Sabah people are not stupid. Do not insult their intelligence," he said.
Lim also witnessed pledges and promises led by Dr Edwin Bosi and the election candidates to stay true to the party when they win the polls.