A section of leaders from North Eastern are now urging Garissa residents to rally behind the son of the former late Senator Mohamed Yussuf Haji to him.
Led by Garissa Governor Ali Korane Korane and Eldas MP Aden Keynan said that the best honour they can give to the late senator was electing his son complete the remaining term left by his late father.
Governor Korane said negotiations by leaders together with clan elders have to Abdul Yussuf Haji to go unopposed were ongoing.
Korane was speaking at a Garissa hotel where together with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi helped raise shs 7.5 million in aid of two Madrasa centers in Garissa town.
Haji’s family who last week picked Abdul for the seat got the backing the of the late Haji’s Abdallah clan.
Garissa County is made up of three major clans namely Abduwak, Aulihan and Abdallah. Clans ply an integral in endorsement of candidates who is most cases end up winning.
“The late Haji was embodiment of peace and true leadership not only in our county but in the entire country. The best way to honour is having his son succeed him.
Keynan who echoed Korane’s sentiment noting that now that the family and clan have already given the nod, ‘it should be all system go’.
“What we are doing as leaders together with our elders in fronting Haji’s son and urging the residents to support is not new. It happen before and will happen again. After all he capable sons to take over the mantle,” Keynan.
Keynan insisted that splitting Ijara constituency and Wajir south remained top in the late Haji’s priority and the only way to honour him was by actualizing the dream.
On his part Baringo senator Gideon Moi who is also Kanu national chair, said Garissa should support Haji’s son deliver the seat adding that unity of purpose was ‘required in this point in time’.
So far no other candidate has declared interest in the senator’s seat.
Present were Senate Majority leader Samuel Poghisio, MPs Abdikarim Osman (Ffi), Mohamed Hire (Lagdera), William Kamket (Tiaty) and several Garissa County Assembly MCAs.
The IEBC has already Garissa senator’s seat for May 18, 202. The elections will be held together with those of Bonchari and Juja members of parliament as well as Rurii ward MCA in Nyandarua.