He told PKR organ Keadilan Daily that they will do so in stages in the coming months.
“This is not speculation or rumour, but something that is true. However, we will not reveal their specific identity.
“They will announce their resignation from the party and support Pakatan in stages from after Hari Raya until the dissolution of Parliament,” Lajim (above) is quoted as saying.
The former deputy minister also claimed that 18 out of 35 committee members of Beaufort Umno division have followed him in resigning and switching their support to Pakatan Perubahan Sabah (PPS), a Pakatan ally.
“A few more Sabah Umno branch chiefs, former lawmakers and leaders who had been appointed as ministers will also leave the party.
“The announcement will be made at the right time,” Lajim added.
In a related development, Tuaran MP Wilfred Bumburing, who quit BN together with Lajim, told a DAP dinner in Kota Kinabalu last Sunday that the groundswell of discontent is building up within the Kadazan-Dusun-Murut bumiputera community in Sabah.
Bumburing said he observed the change of mood during his visits to four Kadazan-Dusun areas after he defected and formed Angkatan Perubahan Sabah (APS).
“Eighty percent of the Chinese voters have switched their support (to Pakatan). Now the Kadazan-Dusun-Murut voters are also changing,” he is quoted as saying by Chinese newspaper Sin Chew Daily.
Bumburing revealed that he met with PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim and both of them agreed that opposition parties should not attack one another during the next general election but work together towards capturing Putrajaya.
However, APS has yet to decide whether to join DAP or PKR as the current priority is to let Pakatan capture Putrajaya.