This comes just days after Kisauni MP Ali Mbogo and businessman Suleiman Shahbal cast doubt on Abdulswamad academic qualifications claiming he did not even hold a bachelor’s degree even though he now claims to be pursuing a master’s degree.
But in an interview with the People Daily Newspaper on Thursday, February 17, Nassir said he had no time to waste trading barbs with his critics over the validity of his academic certificates.
“I will not play to the tune of clueless competitors who have no plans for Mombasa. My energy will be spent for and on behalf of the people of Mombasa, not the enemies of Mombasa,” Nassir said.
The legislator who has expressed interest in succeeding outgoing Governor Hassan Joho in the August 9, election further claimed that the duo was looking for cheap publicity which they would only get through mentioning his name.
“Let them sell what it is that they have. I know the reason why they keep on mentioning me. It is the only time they get media coverage,” he said.
Shahbal and Mbogo who are both eying the Mombasa gubernatorial seat had earlier accused Governor Hassan Joho’s likely successor of lying to the residents to that he is a learned friend.
“The other day I watched a video clip of this guy lying to school children that he has completed his first degree and now he is pursuing his masters which is untrue. You cannot be a governor without a university degree.
“This guy from Mvita is lying to us. First, he should tell us where he studied for his degree,” Mbogo said.