Sunday April 7, 2019-Minutes before ODM candidate in Embakasi South by-election, Irshad Sumra, conceded defeat to Wiper’s Julius Mawathe, ODM leader Raila Odinga called him and congratulated him for the efforts be had put in the closely contested polls.

This was revealed by Sumra himself who thanked baba for standing with him even after the loss.

In his concession speech, Sumra said 'maybe his efforts were not good enough, but pledged to work with Mawathe for the good of Embakasi people.

“I had also planned well but I guess my finishing was poor. So, I will work with Mr. Mawathe since he has won this contest fair and square,” he said.

“My party leader also called and congratulated me for my input in the by-elections.

 However, NASA hasn’t lost because we have been both first and second in the contest. I also want to convey my sincere appreciation to my party leader Mr. Odinga for having faith in me and giving me the mantle in the contest,” he added.


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