The Mombasa governor, Hassan Joho has for the second time opened up about his ambition to become the first president from Coast in 2022, urging the public to be ready to cast votes for him during this time.
Governor Joho has revealed that his 2022 plans are currently being strengthened since the Jubilee administration is attempting to force a leadership dominated by two regions on the overall public. He also castigated the administration of claiming the glory from the accomplishments which county development projects have seen so far.
This can be perceived as a response to the president’s statement last week that some county leaders claim the success of projects when national government works day and night to make funds available for them.
The Governor added that the country belongs to all Kenyans and such the right to benefit from equal freedom and opportunity is also general.
He replied the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s comment that Jubilee will rule until 2032 insinuating that the opposition can lead only after this time. He further hinted that there is a conspiracy by the superpowers from the Rift Valley and Central regions to be in charge of the country for almost forever.
In a defiant statement, the governor dismissed this attempt, saying that the country will not always be led by two regions. Governor Joho said:
I heard President Uhuru saying those who want the presidency should wait for 2032. That is old thinking.
Referencing the Jubilee’s loss in Malindi by-election, the governor said other people will be given the chance to lead the country in a free and fair election. He said the opposition’s triumph in the region has proven that “the era of fear is gone and Jubilee is still far from being welcomed in the region.”
The Mombasa governor dropped this bombshell in Majengo and Likoni where he presided over launching of roads, sewage systems and a hospital built by the county and the Mvita Constituency Development Fund.
Also speaking at the event, Mvita MP, Abdulswamad Sharif Nassir added that the 2017 elections race has already started. Though, Mr. Abdulswamad went a more different way with his castigation. He chose rather to attack the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The MP called on the commission to speak about the last statement by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale’s that signatures the Opposition had received, on behalf of the Okoa Kenya initiative, were fabricated.
Shocked that IEBC is yet to release a statement dismissing Mr. Duale’s claim, Abdulswamad raised concern at the grounds on which the majority leader was making his allegations.
Joho also announced to the public that the State is still in possession of his security team, but he is not moved by the security withdrawal which he described as an attempt to stifle his influence in politics.
Both noted that they are targets of Jubilee government for the party which they are inclined to, railing at those who are sabotaging their effort by claiming they provide money from national government for their constructions.