Freddy Lim will not join ruling party

立委林昶佐宣布退出時代力量,並喊話堅定支持蔡英文連任。 (圖/記者陳明安、朱永強攝) | Legislator Freddy Lim quits NPP and calls for the support of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen. (NOWnews)
立委林昶佐宣布退出時代力量,並喊話堅定支持蔡英文連任。 (圖/記者陳明安、朱永強攝) | Legislator Freddy Lim quits NPP and calls for the support of incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) reiterated Friday on a popular talk show that he is running as an independent for Taipei 5th district, confirming his decision a day earlier to leave the New Power Party (NPP).

Lim told political commentator Clara Chou that his decision lies in the NPP’s nomination process for the election.

There are only five months left before the ballot, but the NPP hasn’t been able to reach an agreement on the nomination of legislators, Lim said.

He stands by his decision to push forward with the “unite to resist China” strategy, even though some were in favor of waiting for the poll’s results, he added.

Lim said he was in the process of quitting NPP, but he would not join the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. He decision has nothing to do with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s newly established Taipei People Party, he added.

When asked whether he will return to the party if the NPP determines to support incumbent Tsai Ing-wen in the presidential election, Lim said he wouldn’t consider that at least before the election. ●