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Shahbal officially resigns from Jubilee Party

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[Mombasa Gubernatorial aspirant Suleiman Shahbal. Photo/Courtesy].

Mombasa based investor cum politician Suleiman Shahbal has officially resigned from the Jubilee political party.

Shahbal says following his recent announcement that he is joining the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) he has decided to tender his resignation at the Jubilee Party.

“I have, today, officially resigned from the Jubilee Party. This follows my announcement to join the ODM party,” said the Mombasa politician.

Shahbal is vying for the Mombasa county governor post in the 2022 general elections.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the Jubilee Party leadership for the support offered to me throughout my membership, I will further put my efforts in ensuring the merger between Jubilee and ODM parties is realized,” said Shahbal in his resignation letter dated July 6, 2021.

He said he took the step to defend ‘The Handshake’ spirit.

His recent announcement to join the ODM Party has caused a lot of jitters with Mombasa politicians allied to the party insisting that Mvita MP Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir is their Mombasa gubernatorial candidate and no one else.

In June, 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Mr Shahbal as the Kenya Trade Network Board Chairperson after he was trounced by the current Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho in the 2017 Mombasa county gubernatorial battle.