Former Senator Hassan Omar defects to Jubilee
Former Mombasa Senator and Wiper Democratic Movement Secretary General, Hassan Omar, has defected to Jubilee, citing frustrations and lack of clear agenda in the opposition coalition.
The former human rights activist criticized the opposition over preferential treatment accorded to some of the National Super Alliance leaders.
“The first person to call me when I lost, unfairly, in the elections was not one of the NASA co-principals, not even my party leader Kalonzo Musyoka but the Deputy President William Ruto,” said the former Senator Omar.
Omar who unsuccessfully vied for the Mombasa governor’s seat in the August 8 poll strongly criticized WDM Party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, of lacking focus, will and qualities of a true leader, accusing him of failing to campaign and support his gubernatorial bid in the same manner his counterpart Raila Odinga did for Governor Hassan Joho.
The opposition’s final meeting before the August 8 polls at Mombasa’s Mama Ngina Drive turned chaotic after supporters of Governor Joho and Omar clashed when Joho’s supporters tried to block the latter from accessing the avenue.
On September 1, Omar resigned as WDM secretary general citing the “wish to seek electoral justice in the Mombasa gubernatorial race.”
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