Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi has picked Abdifatah Sheikh Mohamed Diriye as his running mate.
“I am extremely happy and proud to present my running mate to the great people of Wajir. I chose him after careful consideration. He ticks all the boxes of the person I was looking for,” he said.
The governor spoke to his supporters on Monday after attending the Eid prayers at Orahey grounds, to mark the end of Ramadhan.
Abdi said the position of a deputy governor is full of daunting tasks.
He said before settling for Abdifatah , he assessed his capabilities to work as a team player and coming up with solutions to the challenges facing the county.
Abdifatah who is an Ogaden from Wajir South hails from the Maqabul subclan.
He is the younger brother to Former Wajir South MP Abdullahi Diriye, a social worker who worked in various social and humanitarian projects across Wajir .
Abdullahi worked with the National Drought Management Authority on the Hunger Safety Net Programme, Wajir Office.
Abdifatah said it is an honor to be chosen by Abdi to deputise him. He said he will do all it takes to deliver the votes from his area.
“I don’t take for granted the fact that the governor chose me out of other candidates. This is a great honour.
“I promise to work closely with him and our entire campaign team, to deliver the seat and embark on transforming Wajir together,” he said.