Mike Sonko to ditch Jubilee party if rigged out in Jubilee nominations

Mike Sonko to ditch Jubilee party if rigged out in Jubilee nominations

Nairobi Senator and Jubilee gubernatorial aspirant Mike Sonko has hinted that he will defect to one of the opposition parties in the National Super Alliance (NASA) should he be rigged in the upcoming nominations.

In an interview with Radio Maisha Thursday morning, Senator Sonko who spoke in Kiswahili painted gloomy picture of a politician wounded but not ready to give up.

Senator Sonko who is eyeing to fly the Jubilee party ticket in the Nairobi governor’s race alongside former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth and former Starehe MP Bishop Margret Wanjiru.

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However, Sonko and Kenneth are embroiled in bitter embroiled in a bitter contest which has degenerated to verbal attacks against each other.

But now the senator says since the Jubilee party hierarchy seems to be favouring Peter Kenneth against other candidates, he may bolt out of the party should he be rigged in the party primaries.

“Kwa ballot kutakuwa na Mike Sonko na si independent candidate,  sababu wale wabunge wakabila wa Nairobi wananipiga niende independent ninyanganye Kidero kura ndio mtu wao awe gavana,  hiyo wasahau kabisa,” Sonko said,  loosely translated as {Mike Sonko will be in the ballot not as independent but through a party ticket because tribal Nairobi MPs wants me to go independent so that I spoil for Kidero so that their preferred person  wins the seats}

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Sonko was referring to Starehe MP Maina Kamanda who is among the ten jubilee MPs who have thrown their weight behind Peter Kenneth.

Last week, supporters of Team Nairobi and governor aspirant Peter Kenneth clashed after a section of Team Nairobi aspirants alleged that the secretariat had a list of preferred members of the board.

A recent pinion poll by Infotrack Harris revealed that Kenneth popularity among the city electorates is steadily growing and if the two {Sonko and Kenneth) were to work together in the August polls, they would easily trounce Kidero.

However, the senator said he will defect to one of the opposition parties in NASA to make sure that ‘their person’ will not win against incumbent Evans Kidero.

“Si Kidero ako Nasa, kama Nasa watapatia Kidero waziri wa serikali yao, wanipatie gavana na jubilee nikataswe kiti ya governor, nitaichukua asubuhi sana, sababu mimi si mkabila,” he reiterated.

But when pushed further my the moderator, Sonko stated,  “ mimi nitakuwa kwa ballot kwa chama chochote kile ambacho nitakuwa na sera kama zangu za kujali maslahi ya Mwananchi,” {I will be a party that shares my ideologies and manifesto in serving common Mwananchi}.

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“Yes I will, si NASA pia ni Chama sababu siwezi fanya kazi na mwizi,” he added.

Sonko alleged that even though they plan to rig the election in their favour they will not succeed.

“Eti wanapanga wako na serikali eti wataiba kura {They are plan to rig the election they will not thrive},” he reckoned.


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