Kilifi County ODM chairman Teddy Mwambire has welcomed a move by Kilifi governor Amason Kingi to support the Azimio la Umoja movement.
Mwambire urged Kingi to drop his Pamoja African Alliance as Kilifi is still an ODM zone.
Mwambire spoke during the handing over of two school projects including the refurbishment of six classrooms at Bahati and construction of two new classrooms, one two-door latrine, and 107 desks at Yembe primary school in his constituency.
Kingi rose to popularity through the support of Raila from the time he was elected MP after the former Prime Minister gave him two ministries before helping him to become the first governor of the county under the devolved system of governance in 2013.
“Governor Kingi left a bit and as a chicken farmer you must understand that when the Cock is removed for three days upon return it will face resistance from the cock left behind so Kingi said he did not want the orange but when he went there his throat developed problems and said he would drink the orange juice but not the orange itself,” he said.
He said Kingi should go for the presidency if he was really serious as he would not rip any votes at the county of Kilifi under his PAA Party.
Mwambire who is Ganze said they are ready to sign a memorandum of understanding with him but strictly based on the national politics only if he wanted to earn respect as the first governor of Kilifi as the incoming governor would be from the ODM party.
Already he said ODM has four candidates for Governor, at least three parliamentary aspirants from each constituency, and many others vying for the Ward representative position in all the 35 wards.
Currently, the legislator said Raila listens to him more as the chairman than Kingi who betrayed the ODM party.
“I have no problem with him let him come house him but the party of choice here in Kilifi is ODM,” he said.
He said Kingi should stop wasting time with his party as each day his popularity was going down.
“Let him come back home we will give him a chance to be the striker, I can even remain on the bench to let him be the striker as I lay strategies to ensure Baba wins the presidency and all the seats in Kilifi are conquered by ODM,” he said.