City lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has claimed that if Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi decide to ditch the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party, the party will turn to its popular area for more support.
The outspoken lawyer said that ODM leader Raila Odinga and Building Bridges Initiative Secretariat Junet Mohammed will not let the separation affect the party as they will defend their backyard will zeal.
He added that the move would be necessitated to stop Deputy President William Ruto from cannibalizing the region ahead of the coming 2022 general election.
He further added that the separation would turn the party into a small Luo Nyanyza party.
“With Sultan Joho and Gov Kingi out of ODM and forming their own regional party, ODM will shrink into a small but vibrant Luo Nyanza party,” read his statement in part.
Ahmednasir pointed out that Hassan Joho and Amason Kingi were once genuine and loyal to the ODM party but they were later rudely told by the “powers” that the party has its preferential shareholders and they were just mare shareholders.
Sultan Joho and Gov. Kingi once upon a time were genuine, loyal and lovely sons of odm…then they were rudely told by the powers the be that "odm has preferential shareholders and you are mere ordinary shareholders" @Mosotah @WehliyeMohamed
— Ahmednasir Abdullahi SC (@ahmednasirlaw) January 13, 2021
Ahmednasir’s claims come after it was reported that Hassan Joho and Amason Kingi were hatching a plan to form a coastal region party and ditch ODM.
The two hinted at forming a coastal region party while at two different public events with Joho who is the ODM’s deputy leader during his coronation as the Coast Kingpin where 15 MPs from both Houses resolved to work together for the benefit of the electorate stated that it was high time the people from the Coast woke up.
He added that Coast people need to chart their own political destiny, and stop being the slaves of people who have been using them for their own political gain.
He went on to ask if people believe he can make it to the State House if they look at his accomplishments.
Amason Kingi on the other hand while speaking Saturday 9 January during the burial of former Kaloleni MP Gunga Mwinga said that that the Coastal people have the numbers and the region should stop being over-reliant on parties from other regions.
He assured them that come June; the Coastal region shall have their own outfit that will be used to spearhead the region’s political agenda.