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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Garissa ANC governor nominee Haji unveils ‘youthful, brilliant running mate’

  Bashir Haji speaking to the press in Garissa town on thursday after unveiling his running mate for the August 8 polls./STEPHEN ASTARIKO
Bashir Haji speaking to the press in Garissa town on thursday after unveiling his running mate for the August 8 polls./STEPHEN ASTARIKO

ANC’s Garissa governor contestant Bashir Haji, latest entry into the race, has unveiled his running mate.

Haji, a brother of Garissa Senator Yussuf Haji, yesterday picked youthful Hassan Abdullahi, a nutritionist. Abdullahi is from Governor Nathif Jama’s Aulihan clan.

The decision is meant to appease the Aulihans so he can eat into the incumbent’s support base.

Haji spoke in Dadaab subcounty, where he wooed residents to back his bid. He said Abdullahi will easily connect with the youth and added that “the choice balances clan arithmetic”.

“A committee of elders from his clan had several proposals but finally settled on Abdullahi. I have interacted with him and I can say he is brilliant.”


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