City lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has asked Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho to consider joining Jubilee Party ahead of 2022 General Election.

Ahmednasir noted the Mombasa leader had done a good job as a governor but had limited chance to prosper beyond his current position in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.

Clean city

The outspoken lawyer who was in the coastal city over the weekend lauded Joho for cleaning up the mess and ensuring Kenya’s second largest capital had a sight to behold for visitors and even locals.

He urged the vocal county boss who doubles up as ODM’s deputy party leader to climb a step higher and take a stab at the country’s national politics.

The senior counsel, however, noted the easiest way for Joho’s breakthrough would be to defect from ODM and join the ruling Jubilee Party.

“Mombasa is clean and nice. Governor Hassan Ali Joho has done great job. He needs to move to the next level in national govt. He has reached the apex in his party ODM and the next smart move is to sign for my beloved Jubilee…that is where his future is,”

he tweeted on Monday, November 9.

Jubilee Party unsteady

The post attracted a barrage of reactions with a section of netizens laughing off the idea on grounds Jubilee was disorganised and on the verge of collapsing.

Some cited the frustrations Deputy President William Ruto was facing in his quest to become the party’s flagbearer in 2022 as reasons why the outfit was not a viable option for a serious politician.

Uhuru-Joho feud

Joho is a close ally of Opposition leader Raila Odinga and played a key role in the former premier’s quest to become president in both 2013 and 2017.

He was one of the fiercest critics of Jubilee government and clashed with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Willia Ruto several times, thanks to his abrasive style of politicking.

As earlier reported, the president once asked the governor to stop following him “as though he was his wife”.

Uhuru made the statement on March 23, 2017, after the governor tried to force his way into a function the president was presiding over at Likoni.

Joho, who was barred by security officers from attending the event, accused the Jubilee Party leader of launching projects in his county without involving him.

Handshake

The two leaders have since buried the hatchet thanks to the March 9, 2018, handshake deal between Uhuru and Raila that marked the end of the political feud between the two camps.

The Mombasa leader has, however, remained at loggerheads with the deputy president who is eyeing the Jubilee Party ticket for his 2022 presidential bid.

Joho has hinted at taking on the DP for the country’s top job. Interestingly, he has at the same time continued to vouch for Raila’s political aspirations in the upcoming General Election.

has, however, remained at loggerheads with the deputy president who is eyeing the Jubilee Party ticket for his 2022 presidential bid.

Joho has hinted at taking on the DP for the country’s top job. Interestingly, he has at the same time continued to vouch for Raila’s political aspirations in the upcoming General Election.