Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi has welcomed a move by his party the Orange Democratic Movement to remove him from the position as county Party chairperson.
In a post on his social media page, the Kilifi Governor thanked the party and its leader Raila Odinga for the time he was given to serve in that capacity.
In his acceptance message, Kingi documented how he kept the opposition party vibrant in the region, winning majority of votes in the 2017 General Election.
“During my tenure, I steered the party to great success and made sure that the Party became the dominant party in the County,
“A fact that was confirmed during the last General Election when Kilifi County became the only County in the Country to deliver an ODM clean sweep (all elective position taken by ODM politicians),” Amason Kingi wrote.
The Kilifi Governor went ahead to wish all the best to his successor (Teddy Mwambire) and the party at large.
He urged the new team to keep the ODM fire burning in Kilifi, just like he has done over the years.
Amason Kingi’s acceptance message comes just a day after the ODM Party leader Raila Odinga announced his ouster.
Raila’s ODM dismissed Kingi on grounds of betrayal and lacking new solutions to the current challenges the party is facing.
“Kingi is not the first (politician) to run away from the ODM, neither is he the first person to betray me,
“I’m used to being backstabbed. Kingi has no solutions to the problems facing the Coastal people. I am thinking power has gone into his head,” Raila said as quoted by the Standard.
The dismissal of the Kilifi Governor comes at a time when the ODM leader is at the coast, in a meeting with President Uhuru and the One Kenya Alliance members.
Even though a communication from State House says the leaders are discussing the State of the Nation, there are high speculations that it is coalition talks.