EFP mends ties with Uhuruâ€™s Jubilee, but it comes at a cost
SEE ALSO :Mandera leaders call for action on graft“I had recently appealed to the president directly and the appointment now enhances our cordial relationships with Jubilee as one of its affiliate parties,” he said. Abey said that they were expecting even more prominent slots in government in future as their ties strengthened. He was flanked by religious leaders, politicians and elders drawn from Mandera County They called on the northeastern communities to now support the government in “all manners.” Mandera West MP Adan Haji hailed the appointment saying that as a community they had “built the president” after campaigning for him in the region last year. “We are very happy, the decision was long overdue,” he said. Supreme Council of Muslim (Supkem) Secretary General Mohamed Mahaat thanked the president for continuing to appoint muslims to his government. EFP Secretary General Abdullahi Abdinoor Gessey said that the government was now getting more inclusive as Uhuru wanted to “secure a good legacy.” “We joined Jubillee to for Uhuru’s re-election and today we are happy to be rewarded for our conscious support to the president and his deputy,” he said. The leaders also welcomed the newfound love between Uhuru and Raila saying they supported peace across the country. Last week EFP, which dominates Mandera politicis, protested to Jubilee on filling of various Parliamentary leadership positions and East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA), saying they had a majority number of MPs and MCAs in the county. EFP has five MPs in Mandera.
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