Balambala MP Abdikadir Aden has urged the electorate in the area to reject Omar Shurie, his sole opponent in the August 8 polls as he is ‘a project imposed on them.’

Abdikadir accused the Abduwak clan council of elders and a few powerful individuals from the area of influencing the nomination of candidates for various elective posts late last year.

Talking to Tupo, Abdikadir who exuded confidence of trouncing Shurie of Jubilee party said his candidature was inconsequential.

Shurie was picked by the elders in last year’s ‘negotiated democracy.’ Others are Ali Korane (Govenror), national assembly majority leader Aden Duale (Garissa township), Barre shill (Fafi), and Anab Subow Gure woman representative.

Balambala MP Abdikadir Aden addressing residents of Saka during a tour of his constituency over the weekend.

Abdikadir said endorsement of Shurie from Fafi constituency to contest in Balambala was meant to serve selfish interests of his ‘masters.’

The Balambala legislator who is also the ODM national organizing secretary declined to step down for Shurie when called upon by the elders after settling for the Jubilee candidate.

He said the power of the people will prevail come August 8.

“As far as I am concerned there is no contest in Balambala. He is a candidate who is being imposed on the people and on August 8 I will hand him a humiliating defeat that he will live to remember,” he said.

“You can take this to the bank that my opponent will not even garner 20 percent of the votes. I will beat him by more than 80 percent. The electorate is wise and is closely watching the development,” he added.