BY SHABAN MWAJABE
Msambweni MP Suleiman Dori has declared he will vie for the presidential seat come 2022 general election saying his development track record speaks for itself for him to seek the highest office in the land.
Mr Dori, who is still waiting for his fate after the ODM party National Governing Council upheld its decision for 60 days (from March 1st), says he has what it takes to be the next Commander-in-Chief.
Speaking during a fundsdrive in aid of Matuga Madrassah Imams’ remunerations at Ng’ombeni Primary School over the weekend, Mr Dori expressed confidence he will turn tables and give his opponents a run for their money when the time comes.
He told Kenyans not to be carried away by political euphoria saying this has been their undoing resulting into electing leaders who do not befit the positions they were holding in society.
“Let’s not allow ourselves to be carried by people who are only determined to satisfy their self-political desires meant to divide us. We must stand against them and live together without alienating anyone,” he added.
The MP warned those who have started early 2022 campaigns saying they would be shocked by the outcome because of lacking proven development activities and interest in serving the common wananchi.
According to the legislator if leaders deal with societal problems by offering permanent solutions to people’s issues harambees or fundraising events will be a thing of the past.
Meanwhile, the race for the Kwale gubernatorial is shaping up as more leaders declare their interest in the seat making the bus to 2022 already crowded.
Apart from the two-term deputy governor Fatuma Achani pronouncement for the seat backed by his boss Governor Salim Mvurya, others are Lunga Lunga MP Khatib Mwashetani, Speaker of County Assembly Sammy Ruwa and former Kenya National Union of Teachers chairman Mudzo Nzili.
However, Kwale political pundits say this list will overshot its runway as more leaders are expected to declare their interests as time goes on ‘because incumbency will not be a factor in the next elections’.
This has opened up the field with many aspirants expressing confidence of winning the seat that will be left vacant by the Mvurya administration which is being accused of doing ‘very little’ for the people of Kwale.