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September 23, 2017

I'll win petition against Joho, says Hassan, tells Chiloba to resign

Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar .photo Elkana Jacob
Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar .photo Elkana Jacob

Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar has expressed confidence that he will win the petition against Mombasa governor Hassan Joho's election on August 8.

While appearing on Citizen TV's JKL show, Omar stated that he had petitioned Joho's election on grounds of massive irregularities leading to faulty results.

"We will have a by-election in Mombasa county before the year ends, there was fault in the Mombasa vote, just like in other parts of the country and people in my secretariat felt that there was something wrong with the results," he said.

"What we are asking for in Mombasa is scrutiny of the KIEMS kits and a recount of votes so we can understand how they won" Omar added.

Read: I'm not Jubilee mole, Omar says, dismisses Joho as 'wannabe reformist'

Omar, who was running against Joho (ODM) under the Wiper party ticket, defended his decision to seek the post yet both were in the Nasa alliance.

"It is not dumb for two individuals from the same political divide to contest for the same seat. I have no relationship with Governor Joho. If I meet him, I will say ‘hi’ and that is it," the former legislator said.

Omar further called on IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba to resign from the commission before the repeat Presidential poll next month.

"I have nothing but respect for Chiloba, having worked closely with him previously but on this, he will do this country good if he steps aside and allows a process that is agreed upon by both parties to proceed," Omar said.

This is despite the electoral body CEO decision to stick within the body ahead of the October 17 Presidential election.

Read: Chiloba to remain in IEBC, October 17 poll team


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