Nyali Member of Parliament Mohammed Ali has dismissed Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho’s support on the Building Bridges Initiative BBI.
Ali termed Joho’s sentiments where he praised the ‘Handshake’ between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga as baseless.
On Saturday while addressing locals during the Embrace Women Building Bridges Initiative rally at Tononoka in Mombasa, Joho said BBI task force aimed at constituting an all inclusive government.
He said those against the BBI taskforce are against national unity.
However, the Nyali legislature rubbished the BBI defense saying Dr. Ekuru Aukot’s constitutional amendment initiative was the best alternative for the country.
Ali said ‘Punguza mizigo’ initiative is only opposed by a section of leaders who want to rule the nation forever.
He urged Coastal residents to remain firm and focus more on changing the regions leadership.
“We are being duped into a situation where the current top leadership will remain in power even after their term of leadership lapses,” he said.
Ali said the BBI taskforce efforts have nothing to do with uniting the nation but instead confuse Kenyans politically and share power among few political dynasties.
“They do not want to tell you the truth about ‘Punguza mizigo’ constitutional amendment initiative, however, this is the real thing that will burden you off when passed,” noted Mr. Ali.
He further rubbished the Embrace women Building Bridges Initiative for Kenyans saying women are being misused to suit certain political interests completely forgetting their leadership roles.
“What I see in the political arena is truly unbelievable, our women leaders blindly being misused for other peoples’ political gains?” he posed.
He appealed to locals to ignore such politicians and deter from political realignments but instead work with their leaders at grassroots level.
He urged them to support ‘Punguza mizigo’ constitutional amendment initiative that will shelve them from the current bloated leadership.
The Aukot’s bill aims at reducing the number of political seats from 416 to only 147.