Mombasa, KENYA: Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar on Sunday officially pledged his support for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election come October 26th.
Speaking in Mombasa during a 10,000 Jubilee Member delegation meeting hosted by President Uhuru, Omar said he will support re-election of Uhuru as he has a better vision for the county.
“I have joined my fellow leaders to build Mombasa and help them garner more votes to help him be re-elected .” Said Omar.
Omar further said he was ready to support Suleiman Shabhal for governor bid come 2022 and if they find him fit instead, the same should be accorded to him.
The former Senator called the leadership style of Raila Odinga and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho out; saying they have no future for Mombasa.
“We cannot have a situation where Raila is president and Joho is governor in this country! Never! If Raila didn’t see how Mombasa residents were discriminated upon and how filthy the county is, when he becomes the leader what will he do for us?!”Asked Omar.
Omar further said there is no NASA principal who checked up on him after losing the elections, adding only Deputy President William Ruto called him and told him not to give up on politics.
On matters IEBC, Omar urged embattled Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission CEO Ezra Chiloba not to give up, adding that NASA did the same thing to former Chairperson Issack Hassan who was innocent.
“The day I fell out with NASA is last year when they made false allegations against IEBC commissioners. NASA did not have 1 million signatures to remove IEBC commissioners. I never demonstrated even one day to have IEBC removed as my conscious could not allow me!”
“You do not take to the streets to ruin the integrity of distinguished people! And I tell Ezra Chiloba until that day the court will find you guilty, do your job! Make sure elections are held in a fair manner.” Concluded Omar.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on the other hand welcomed Omar aboard Jubilee, urging Mombasa residents to vote for for him as he values them in his leadership.
“You have seen and heard of how I have given most of the big posts to the people of this region. The late PS El maawy was the first woman from Lamu to have such a top position in the government.” Said Uhuru.