Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has congratulated ODM gubernatorial candidate in the Mombasa race Abdulswamad Nassir indicated tha the could emerged victorious in the race.
The same was also supported by the fact that Nassir was leading in the five of the county’s six constituencies.
Taking to Twitter, Sonko who was rooting for Hassan Omar of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party congratulated Nassir for the win, further thanking Omar’s supporters.
“When you are in any competition, your competitor is not your enemy but your opponent, I wish I was in the ballot but no matter how long it takes inshallah God’s time is the best, yote tisa asiyekubali kushindwa sio mshindani
“Congratulations Abdulswamad Sharrif Nassir for your win as the second Governor of Mombasa we live to fight another day. l’d also like to thank all our supporters for believing in us and voted for our candidate Hassan Omar Sarai,” Sonko said.
The former Nairobi county boss also promised to work with Mombasa residents despite their preferred candidate or political affiliation.
“…despite the loss let’s remain strong and even more united as we shall always be there for everyone of you even those who never voted for us
“I shall as well continue to support you all in my own little capacity and that of my Sonko Rescue team. God bless the great people of Mombasa, God bless Kenya,” Sonko added.
Watu wangu habari za asubui? When you are in any competition, your competitor is not your enemy but your opponent, I wish I was in the ballot but no matter how long it takes inshallah God's time is the best, yote tisa asiyekubali kushindwa sio mshindani
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) August 30, 2022
On Tuesday morning, provincial results showed that Nassir was ahead of Omar in five out of the six constituencies.
In Mvita Nassir garnered 24,106 votes against Omar’s 19,086 while in Changamwe, the ODM candidate managed 17,740 while Omar had 15,898.
In Jomvu, Nassir got 15,629 votes while Omar had 11,038.
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Elsewhere in Kisauni, 21,796 voted for Nassir while another 20,750 cast their vote in favour of Omar.
In Nyali, Nassir emerged victor with 22,387 votes against Omar’s 21,580.
Only Likoni was yet to announce its final tally of results.
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