Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has declared he will be on the presidential ballot in 2022, saying once his final term ends he will be leaving regional politics for the national scene, to sit on the table of men.
Joho, who was speaking when he hosted Raila Odinga in Mombasa during the launch of Cath Lab at the Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital on June 17 warned those undermining his candidature to prepare for a rude shock in coming days.
”Even if the party leader has not declared he will run for the top seat, I will be on the ballot and leave regional politics for Nassir and others. I have delivered my mandate as governor and now it is time for the next chapter,” Joho said.
Apart from Joho, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya of Kakamega has also declared his intentions to run for the top seat using the ODM Party ticket and is expected to face off with Governor Joho in the party primaries if Raila Odinga does not run.
Meanwhile, the ODM leader has fired back at Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka over his recent remarks, that he would rather retire in Tseikuru than support him (Raila) in 2022. Speaking at the same venue, Mr. Odinga said he was yet to declare he will run for presidency and that politicians should relax and wait for their time.