Huge boost for Nassir as ODM MPs back his gubernatorial bid

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Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nasir’s bid to succeed Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho as governor next year has received a huge boost following an endorsed by legislators from the county among them Mishi Mboko (Likoni), Badi Twalib (Jomvu), Woman Rep Asha Mohammed, and Senator Mohammed Faki.

According to Likoni MP, Mombasa county is an ODM bedrock and the party’s leadership has stayed faithful to the residents’ something they will not forget. She says her Mvita counterpart, Abdulswamad is the people’s favorite to take over from Joho.

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“This region is ODM’s bedroom, we will stick with Mr. Odinga through thick and thin. He gave us State appointments when he was Prime Minister. He gave us Mr. Joho as assistant minister, Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi as a minister and further nominated Agnes Zani, Zuleikha Hassan, and I,” Mshi Mboko said.

Her sentiments were backed by Senator Mohammed Faki who described Nassir as accessible, a servant leader, and a people person who has done a tremendous job.

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”But for us to win we must ensure everyone is registered as a voter. We want leaders who will bring change in Mombasa and the entire country. The 2022 race is near, let us ensure we vote in our party leader Raila for the top seat. And in Mombasa, our candidate is Mr. Nassir,” the Mombasa senator said, adding, ”In Parliament, he is the chairman of the Public Investment Committee, where he has done a tremendous job. If we vote for him, our resources will be protected.”

Apart from MP Nassir, other contenders for the Mombasa gubernatorial seat are Suleiman Shahbal (ODM),  Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo (Wiper), Mombasa Deputy Governor William Kingi (ODM), businessman Suleiman Shahbal (ODM), and former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar (UDA).

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