In Summary
  • Mr Ibrahim Sheikh said he’s firmly in the race for the April 25 vote and termed as inconsequential a deal announced by Jubilee Party and ODM candidates last week.

  • In the deal, ODM flag bearer Yusuf Elmi withdrew in favour of Jubilee’s Mohamed Kolosh in what the two parties claimed was a result of high level consultations.

Kanu candidate for the upcoming Wajir West constituency by-election Ibrahim Sheikh, has dismissed an alliance between two of his main rivals, saying he will win.

Mr Sheikh said he’s firmly in the race for the April 25 vote and termed as inconsequential a deal announced by Jubilee Party and ODM candidates last week.

In the deal, ODM flag bearer Yusuf Elmi withdrew in favour of Jubilee’s Mohamed Kolosh in what the two parties claimed was a result of high level consultations.

CLANNISM

Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju and ODM’s Director of Elections Junet Mohamed announced that their parties had discussed and agreed to work together.

But reacting to the developments Thursday, Mr Sheikh claimed the alliance between Elmi and Kolosh would work against the two.

“They hammered out a deal but moved into it alone. They have not moved with the people,” he said. “I am winning this thing fair and square.”

The Kanu candidate said contrary to popular belief, clannism – long known to be a factor in Wajir West elections - will not play a significant role in the April 25 by-election.

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