Changamwe MP and Assistant minister Mr Ramadhan Kajembe who has declared his interest in the Mombasa County Senator seat, will fight it out with Balala at the ballot box.
Others Mombasa County parliamentarians donning Orange colours are Kisauni MP Ali Hassan Joho and Likoniâs Mwalimu Masoud Mwahima.
Balala spoke during the unveiling of a minibus project for Mvita Constituencyâs elderly people on Saturday. He urged Mudavadi to stop wasting time haggling over the ODM presidential flag bearer slot. "I urge my friend Mudavadi to stop wasting time in ODM. If he does not have a plan âBâ, I am ready to show one to him," Balala said.
Mudavadi is embroiled in a nomination battle ahead of the ODMâs search for its presidential flag bearer and is set for a duel for the ticket with Raila, who a section of the party says, is entitled to automatic nomination owing to a clause in partyâs constitution.
ODM has embarked on a series of initiatives to bring together the Raila and Mudavadi camps ahead of the general election in an attempt to avert a falling out.
It has also emerged that Mudavadi and his supporters are not considering moving out of ODM and are instead insisting the party polls be held at County level.
Mr Mudavadi has continued on whirlwind tour of the country meeting ODM delegates and floating his idea of challenging Raila for the partyâs presidential post.
Balala urged Mombasa electors to vote wisely and ensure they pick leaders with a clean track record and those who champion development.
He, however, told the electorate he had no money "to bribe you to vote for me". He promised he would champion the development of Mombasa, where he served as Mayor before he joined Parliament. "You have all seen how Mombasa has been turned into a city full of billboards and dirt littering streets. This is as a result of poor leadership,ââ Balala said.
Hamisi questioned whether those erecting the advertising billboards were actually paying for the services or could the money be ending up in the pockets of a few individuals.
Balala reiterated his support for the election dates announced by Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission, saying the March 2013 date will give political parties and all those aspiring for elective posts ample time to prepare. "I am ready to do battle with anyone seeking the Mombasa County Senator post. I will give my best to offer Mombasa electorate leadership as your servant,ââ Balala promised.