Coast region does not need a political party, will undermine development says Governor Hassan Joho


Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho photo

Mombasa County Governor Hassan Joho says Coast region does not need a political party. He blasted Deputy President William Ruto and his allies on their comments to have a political party at the Coast.

In a statement, the flamboyant governor said that DP Ruto weakened the development in the coastal area.

He said that the move to push for a new party to unite the coastal region only meant to benefit a few people closer to the DP.

“Formation of a new party will only serve to divide the people further and weaken the unity that the region has enjoyed in ODM and which has allowed them to push our agenda as a united region on the national stage,” he said.

His words come after Coast MPs allied to Ruto revealed a plan to accelerate the creation of a regional party to completely lockout ODM from the region.

The legislators said that the recent victory of their candidate in Msambweni marked the begging of the end of ODM and have now embarked on the formation of an outfit to 'wipe out' the Orange party.

“Like their sponsor William Ruto, these leaders lack the courage to say have moved and they are ready to surrender their current positions and seek a fresh mandate.”

He pointed out to the people behind the formation of a regional party as ‘fraudsters and conmen’.

“We are talking about the people who say Jubilee Party and ODM have failed the people of the coast but the same leaders continue to earn salaries on the basis of votes cast for Jubilee and ODM in 2017.”

Cast region has benefited from the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

“Since Ruto and his team got pushed aside in the ruling party, on-going development projects that have the potential to change the fortunes of the region have continued to flow to the coast from the national government.”

He has asked the people behind the intention to form the coastal regional party to be bold enough and quit their parties and seek a fresh mandate.

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