Cabinet Najib Balala has been locked out of the on-going ODM grassroots elections while two ministers from the Rift Valley were elected in absentia as the polls move to the locational level.Incidents of violence, complaints of rigging and confusion went on for the second day as the party conducted the polls to rid it of rebel MPs and officials.In Mombasa, Mr Balala skipped the elections and stated that he would be vying for the senator’s seat in the next elections.Contacted, the Tourism Minister was non-committal stating that the grassroots were not important.Disqualified himself“I am here in Lamu addressing issues of security and the deteriorating tourism. These are the two most important issues to us now. Other things (ODM grassroots elections) are not important and I would rather not talk about them,” he said.Nominated councillor Abdulhamid Abdulrahman said the minister had disqualified himself as a delegate.“We don’t know why he has opted out of these grassroots polls but whatever his game plan he is not one of us,” he added..More info click here
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