Prepare for by-election before December end, Hassan Omar tells Joho as he files petition

Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar.

Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar has told Governor Hassan Joho to prepare for another political duel expressing confidence court will nullify the former Kisauni MP’s re-election as county chief.

While speaking on Citizen TV’s JKL show on Wednesday, Omar said he has 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.

“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 who was running against Joho (ODM) on a Wiper party ticket defended his move to have vied for governor against Joho while both were in the NASA alliance.

“It is not dumb for two individuals from the same political divide to contest for the same seat plus I have no relationship with Governor Joho,” the former Senator stated.

He called on IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba to resign from the Commission before the repeat Presidential poll on October 17.

“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,” he said.

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