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ODM tough plan to succeed Governor Joho in Mombasa

ODM is alleged to be in discussionsl with its main gubernatorial contenders in Mombasa County to avoid a fallout and keep its support base intact ahead of the 2022 elections.

With campaigns to succeed Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho gathering momentum, ODM officials are burning the midnight oil to avert a rift that could cost the party the seat.

The seat has attracted several candidates, who are equally enjoying the support of voters, but ODM currently faces the headache of choosing among Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir, businessman Suleiman Shahbal and Deputy Governor William Kingi, who are all gunning for the seat on an ODM ticket.

On Saturday, ODM Mombasa branch Chairman Mohamed Hamid said a consensus has not yet been reached on the suitable candidate to succeed Mr Joho, who is serving his final term.

“We are still discussing the matter and a final decision has not yet been arrived at,” he said, adding that the party’s supporters will have the final say.

Should the party fail to reach a consensus on who among Mr Shahbal,Mr Nassir, and Mr Kingi will be its flagbearer, the stalemate will have to be decided through free and fair nominations.

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Hassan Joho Mohamed Hamid Mombasa ODM Suleiman Shahbal


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