Elders are the main determining factor in all the elective seats. Garissa is predominantly controlled by the three largest clans Auliyahan, Samawadhal And Audak
Anyone endorsed by his/her clan normally triumphs. As it stands we have several candidates who showed interest in filling the Garissa Township Constituency seat left vacant by the immediate former MP Aden Duale.
Nassir Mohamed Dolal alias Jofle who was the runners up (Auliyahan), Abdikarim Osman former immediate MP fafi constituency (Audak), Abdullahi Gabane (Audak), Dekow Barow (Audak), Ibrahim Malow Noor (Audak), Mohamed Gabow former immediate MLcounty assembly member (Audak), Mulki Warsame (Audak), Faisal Amin (Auliyahan)
The nomination of Garissa Township MP Aden Duale as Defence CS has opened a new round of campaigns in the constituency.
Several aspirants are jostling to succeed Duale, who is expected to resign, if approved by the National Assembly.
Among those who have shown interest in the Garissa Township MP seat are his closest competitors in the August 9 polls.
They include Nasir Dolal commonly known as Jofle who came second with 5,980 votes and Abdullahi Gabane who came third. Duale won the seat with 9,980 votes.
Others who have expressed interest are former Iftin MCA Mohamed Gabow and Mulki Warsame.
Dekow Barrow is also said to be in the race.
Dolal has said he will be in the race once IEBC declares the seat vacant.
He has contested the seat thrice, coming second to Duale in all elections.
“I am the most experienced politician from those who will be contesting. I have been in this game since 2007 and understand Garissa Township very well. It is a place I was born and bred,” Dolal said.
“Mine has always remained a call to serve and now that my brother and competitor of many years has been elevated, it is now my turn to take over from where he has left and serve our people.”