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Sonko wants his running mate Ali Mbogo cleared to vie for Mombasa Governor Seat. 

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has threatened to support rival UDA candidate Hassan Omar for the Governor Seat if his running mate is not cleared to vie.

A High Court sitting in Mombasa on Thursday ruled that IEBC was right not to clear him to vie following the supreme court ruling. 

Sonko while addressing the media said he has accepted the verdict that knocked him out of the race but said his running mate Ali Mbogo should be cleared to vie. 

Mbogo is the current Kisauni MP. 

In his remarks, Sonko expressed disappointment in the Supreme Court saying they acted on his case with bias. 

He said he was treated unfairly since the hearing and judgement of his case were rushed to deny him justice.

{Mike Sonko and Abdulswamad Nassir. IMAGE: Courtesy}
 It is on that backdrop that he said he will shift support to the rival camp if Wiper Party is denied the chance to field a candidate 

"I would rather support UDA's Hassan Omar if my running mate is not cleared for Mombasa. We are not going to support a puppet and a project," Sonko said.

ODM candidate Abdullswamad Nassir is one of the frontline candidates in the race to succeed Governor Ali Hassan Joho.

The endorsement of Joho has earned him the 'project' tag which his rivals have been exploiting to attack him.

In the interview, Sonko also threatened to shift camp to Kenya Kwanza if he will be denied justice.

He said they will not allow to be coerced to support the ODM candidate since it is not about them but the people of Mombasa.

"The people of Mombasa want change. It is not about me but the people of Mombasa. They want change. We cannot be forced to support that project we won't," Sonko said.