I will still be re-elected even after expulsion, Dori tells ODM

Late Msambweni Mp Suleiman Dori.Parliament has condoled with his family /COURTESY

Kwale, KENYA: Msambweni Member of parliament Suleiman Dori has confirmed his stance that he no longer feels intimidated if the ODM party’s National Governing Council, NGC, adopts the committee’s recommendation to have him expunged from the party.

Dori expressed his confidence that Msambweni residents who voted for him will still re-elect him if a by-election is to be conducted, saying that he had immense support from the locals whether in ODM or as an independent candidate.

“Leadership comes from God and it is only him who can decide if I will still be Msambweni MP or not. How many people were in ODM during campaigns but still lost the election?” the embattled MP said..

The lawmaker seemed unapologetic to claims by ODM party that he went against the party norms by supporting deputy president William Ruto’s presidential candidature come 2022 thus the decision to have him expelled from the party.

This comes amid decision by ODM party’s National Executive Committee NEC to have him and his Malindi counterpart Aisha Jumwa expelled from ODM for violating the party rules.

Dori was speaking on Saturday at Nyumba Mbovu in Kwale county during a fundraising drive to aid Kinondo ward women group.

Dori said he welcomes any decision expected to be made by the party’s National Governing Council, tasked with the ratification process.

Ali Mwangauri a staunch supporter of Dori vowed to back up the legislator pending his fate which lies in the hands of ODM party’s National Governing Council NGC.

“We are with Dori until death do us part!” he said adding that they will drop ODM if forced to.

Meanwhile, reactions by supporters allied to Omar Boga who is Dori’s rival intensified to push for the NGC to ratify the resolutions passed by NEC.