Hassan Omar resigns from Wiper, says will not campaign for Raila

Former Mombasa County Senator, Hassan Omar, during his campaigns for the county's gubernatorial position
  • Omar has resigned quoting studies and to seek justice for the August election
  • The Wiper secretary general said he will not campaign for NASA’s Raila Odinga
  • Omar contested Mombasa’s gubernatorial seat and came a distant third behind Jubilee’s Suleiman Shahbal who was second and ODM’s Hassan Joho


Wiper Secretary General Hassan Omar has resigned from his position.

Mr Omar also declared that he will not campaign for National Super Aliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga for the October 17 election.

In a letter to Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Omar said he resigned to pursue studies and seek justice for the August 8 election.

Omar contested for the Mombasa governor’s seat and emerged third behind the winner, Hassan Joho of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Jubilee’s Suleiman Shahbal.

In his letter, the former Mombasa Senator said he would: “seek electoral justice and reorganisation of my politics.”

By the end of yesterday, Omar had not filed a petition against Joho’s re-election but he has until end of today when the 28 days stipulated in the Constitution for one to file a petition lapses.

He said on August 8, he had informed Kalonzo and Raila that if he failed to capture the Mombasa governor’s seat he would not serve in the NASA government.