Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir has said the people of the Coast region will not desert the ODM Party for another political outfit. The Mvita legislator who was speaking in Mombasa, when he accompanied Governor Hassan Joho to issue school bursaries to pupils in the country also differed with the region’s governors, calling for a party of Coast people.
”We will not dessert a house that we have built to go and build another one from scratch. We deserve to be leaders of that house that we took part in building,” he said.
The Mvita MP took an issue with those who were trying to divide the Coastal vote by sponsoring people from the region so that they are divided and not under one voice.
”We deserve a position on the table. We will not be divided to be used as caucuses to support other candidates. We will stand firm in this party and we will democratically win elections from nominations onwards,” the youthful legislator added.
Meanwhile, Governors Samboja, Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Amason Kingi (Kilifi), Dhadho Godhana (Tana River) and Fahim Twaha (Lamu) declared yesterday that Coast will field a presidential candidate during a meeting in Mwakishimba village, Taita-Taveta County.
“As governors, we have unanimously agreed that we will no longer be on the menu but at the table when politics and development decisions are made. We will lead our people from the front. It is time for those we have supported for a long time to return favour and support us,” Taita Governor Granton Samboja said after the meeting, which also saw him elected to lead the Jumuiya ya Kaunti za Pwani, replacing Salim Mvurya.