Former Wajir Governor Responds To The Handshake Question

Former Wajir Governor Responds To The Handshake Question

Hours after Eldas member of parliament Hon Adan Keynan asked for a handshake to resolve the protracted Wajir County gubernatorial court case, the first petitioner who is the former governor of the county H.E. Ahmed Abdullahi responded that it is not up to him or his co-petitioner Hon Ahmed Muhumed to extend a hand and resolve the case out of court. Abdullahi said those who appealed against the two previous rulings of the courts are those dragging the matter. Explaining yesterday’s ruling, Abdullahi said there are only two ways a handshake can happen. ” Either the defendant H.E. Mohamed Abdi withdraws the appeal and we go for a fresh election as ruled by both the appeal and the high court or we wait for the Supreme Court ruling which is just about the corner” said H.E. Ahmed Abdullahi. The former governor clarified that yesterday’s ruling was extraordinary as it was unprecedented and will have an impact on the whole country and future supreme court rulings. He clarified that the ruling yesterday was not about the general petition status but only about requests that was submitted by the deputy governor to be incorporated in the petition and the incumbent allowed new evidence. ” The new evidence, if indeed there is any, will give us another ¬†opportunity to question the incumbent over his academic qualifications which was not available in the appeal and high court where he did not avail himself” said the former governor.

In a reference to his arch political rival Eldas MP who today in the Facebook post asked for a handshake between the parties, the former governor said that there are people masquerading as supporters of the incumbent who are ”dragging him into deeper darkness and misleading part of the electorate”. He said there are those who purport to support the incumbent but will not be happy for him to win in the courts. ”There are those in the search party for the lost item but are not happy for the item to be found and we urge his supporters to be wary of such people”. ¬†Said the former Governor.