Governor Kingi Speaks After Being Removed From ODM Post

  • Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi during a press briefing on January 13, 2021
    Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi during a press briefing on January 13, 2021
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  • Kilifi Governor, Amason Kingi, on Tuesday, August 10, spoke on his removal as the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) chairperson in the county.

    In a statement on his social media pages, Kingi expressed gratitude to ODM leader, Raila Odinga, and the party leadership for the opportunity they had accorded him.

    Kingi prided himself on having steered the party to great success and made sure that it became the dominant party in his county.

    ODM leader Raila Odinga speaking at the A.C.K Mombasa Memorial Cathedral in Mvita constituency, on Sunday August 8.
    ODM leader Raila Odinga speaking at the A.C.K Mombasa Memorial Cathedral in Mvita Constituency, on Sunday, August 8.
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    "This was confirmed during the last General Election when Kilifi County became the only county in the country to deliver a clean sweep," Kingi stated.

    ODM has since nominated Ganze Member of Parliament, Teddy Mwambire, to take up the position.

    Kingi wished Mwambire and his team well and urged them to match up his work or break his record.

    "I wish the Party the very best, not just in Kilifi County, but across the country as it prepares itself for the 2022 elections. God bless," Kingi stated.

    The Governor was removed from the position for allegedly being disloyal to the party.

    Kingi and a section of Coast leaders have been calling for a formation of a coast region party.

    "We want a political outfit with its roots in the coast region. If it's a party or a coalition, it will not have candidates from the coast region only, it will have contestants from Nyanza, Western and even Central," he stated.

    On his part, Mwambire had asked Kingi to resign saying that ODM party had a strong support base in Kilifi.

    Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire speaks to the Clerk to the Council Mr Leboo Ole Morintat in Kilifi County hall.
    Ganze MP Teddy Mwambire speaks to the Clerk to the Council Leboo Ole Morintat in Kilifi County hall.
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