Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar will break his silence on Thursday after losing to Governor Hassan Joho last month.
A member of his secretariat team, who sought anonymity, said Omar will brief the nation.
“He will brief the nation that he has petitioned against Joho’s win,” the member said.
He said Omar has received “strong, enough and compelling” evidence.
The former senator’s case was embolden by the Supreme Court’s ruling.
He got 43,787 votes against Joho’s 221,177. “You will be surprised, there is a lot of substance in his evidence,” the insider said.
The Wiper secretary general went mum from August 8 after voting.
On Friday, he made his first public appearance at Ronald Ngala Grounds, Mombasa, when he joined Muslims to pray and celebrate Idd-ul-Adha.
There have been murmurs surrounding his silence, with some voters asking him to concede.
“You could not expect him to concede immediately. You definitely take time to ponder on the information that you have been given and scrutinise the results that were given to you,” the insider said.
Nyali MP Hezron Awiti has started strategising for 2022. He was also in the race for Mombasa governor. Awiti garnered 4,709 votes.
Omar’s team believed he won in Changamwe, Mvita, Likoni and partly in Jomvu and Kisauni.
“If he [Omar] had few votes, he would have actually conceded, but with the conviction that it was a stolen victory, that is why he is petitioning,” the source said.
During Friday prayers, Omar who was in a pensive mood, sat side-by-side with Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir of ODM.
On his Facebook page Omar wrote, “The Supreme Court petition judgment will set a new bar in electioneering and petitions. Many more elections will be nullified.”
From August 6-31, he only re-tweeted posts from Prof Makau Mutua, activist Boniface Mwangi, former Senator Billow Kerrow, Nyali MP Mohamed Ali and former Raila Odinga chief campaigner Eliud Owalo.
Mombasa governor poll loser Suleiman Shahbal has also not conceded.
He got 69,515 votes.
Courtesy Ernest Cornel