Busia Tops in Popularity as Raila Rolls out Campaign Roadmap for BBI Bill

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Story/Reuben Olita

ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga has rated Busia County number one in popularity as he rolled out campaign roadmap for the Building Bridges Initiatives (BBI) Constitution of Kenya (Amendment Bill), 2020.

He disclosed that the popularity of the party in the County under Sospeter Ojaamong has been steadfast in exhibiting their allegiance to the party.

“The only undoing is during elections when voters don’t observe the six peace rule of electing the party’s candidates for President, Governor, Senator, MP, Women Rep and MCA. Kilifi tops in this scenario with ODM candidates winning in five positions except for the President, urging them to emulate Kilifi.

The former Prime Minister started the campaign tour by attending a Holy Mass at Lwanya Catholic Church before addressing congregants and ODM supporters outside the church. He later addressed stakeholders from across the county before crowning his tour with a rally at the Busia Taxi Park.

However, Raila thanked Busia for becoming the fourth county to pass the BBI Bill after Siaya, Kisumu and Homabay with 41 counties having endorsed the document so far, reflecting a resounding victory for BBI supporters.

At the taxi park, Raila said there is urgent need to dualize the Busia-Mundika road and to construct a bypass from Mundika to Customs via Mayenje to decongest the busy highway and safeguard residents against inherent dangers associated with long distance trucks carrying inflammable substances.

He said the memorandum co-signed by the Governor and ODM coordinating committee chairman and Matayos MP Geoffrey Odanga requesting the tarmacking of key ring roads are legitimate, promising to pursue the matter with Infrastructure CS James Macharia to expedite the same.

Busia Governor HE Sospeter Ojaamong said he will work together with other leaders to ensure party nominations in the county are free and fair on the day that saw former Funyula MP Dr Paul Otuoma and Teso South MP Geoffrey Omuse reaffirm their loyalty to the party and its leader.

Raila said the party will be fair in the ODM nominations for the Gubernatorial seat that is pitting among others Dr Otuoma, Florence Mutua and Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi, noting that the losers will be accommodated at the national level.

Mutua, the ODM assistant secretary general told her challenger Dr Otuoma to get the party’s clearance from the Branch, and to ” concede” defeat and not seek legal redress should he fail to get the ODM ticket.

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