Mr Ibrahim, according to court proceedings, was supposed to be nominated by EFP to represent persons with special needs at the Mandera County Assembly.

In the proceedings, he told the court that the clan elders and the EFP leadership, under negotiated democracy plan, asked him to shelve his ambition to run for Rhamu MCA and promised that he would be nominated.

“Both party leaders and clan elders asked me to halt my plan and they promised to have me nominated to position of marginalised/disabled category in Mandera County Assembly,” argued Mr Ibrahim.

“I invested all my money in EFP political activities only to be short-changed by cartels at the party headquarters.”

‘SHORT-CHANGED’

He accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of working with EFP to remove his name from the list of nominees.

“EFP promised to have me nominated as a disabled person but together with IEBC and party cartels put me in the category of gender for which I had not applied for consideration,” said Mr Ibrahim.

He argued that Ms Omar, nominated for the position of a person living with disability, is not disabled as claimed by EFP.

Both petitioners argued that Mr Dahir’s nomination was fraudulent as he had applied for the business category when he was Rhamu MCA.

Mr Mohamed Ali Bashir accused EFP of irregularly and illegally omitting his name, which had been forwarded for the special seats category.

Mr Bashir said he was the youth representative position.

Mr Ibrahim said they would lodge the appeal at the High Court in Garissa next week.

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