JP’s win in Sala a sign of bet­ter things to come — MP

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

Wed­nes­day’s win by the Ju­bilee Party in Sala ward, Tana River county, should be a wake-up call for Cord, Bura MP Ali Wario has said. He ad­dressed hun­dreds of Ju­bilee sup­port­ers on Wed­nes­day night at Hatata Pri­mary School in Mororo, Bura. Wario said the win is a sign of what Cord should ex­pect at next year’s elec­tion. Dur­ing the by-elec­tion, Ju­bilee’s 26-year-old Fauzia Sadik trounced her three op­po­nents by a big mar­gin. She gar­nered 1,184 votes. Her clos­est ri­val Ibrahim Ware man­aged a pal­try 210 votes. Wiper’s Mchiru Ibrahim got 200, while ODM’s Mo­hamed Gu­racha came in last with 96 votes. “The win has given us the con­fi­dence to pop­u­larise JP, whose main agenda is to unite res­i­dents and bet­ter their lives,” Wario said. He said Fauzia’s elec­tion as the first JP MCA in Tana River “in­di­cates clearly that res­i­dents have ma­tured and are not in­ter­ested in con­fronta­tional politics driven by self­ish in­ter­ests, with no agenda for the common mwananchi”. The leg­is­la­tor urged Fauzia to work with her op­po­nents, say­ing they re­main lead­ers, de­spite los­ing at the polls. “These are our brothers and sis­ters, in­clud­ing those who voted for them. We should unite and bring devel­op­ment to our peo­ple. That is the bot­tom line,” Wario added. Fauzia thanked vot­ers for elect­ing her, de­spite her gen­der and youth. She urged her ri­vals to join her in de­vel­op­ing the ward.

/STEPHEN ASTARIKO

Bura MP Ali Wario (R) con­grat­u­lates Sala MCA-elect Fauzia Sadik on Wed­nes­day

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