Busia Governor H.E Sospeter Ojaamong has underscored the need for leaders to read from the same script despite their political affiliations.
Speaking at Mung’ambwa village, Elugulu ward, Butula Sub County where he went to condole with former Butula MP Alfred Odhiambo for the loss of his mother, Mama Leonora Akoth Odhiambo, the Governor said politics should not create bottlenecks among leaders.
” We are now very good friends with Dr. Paul Otuoma whom I defeated in the 2017 gubernatorial contest. That should be the cardinal rule and the losers in 2022 elections should accept defeat and move on,” he said.
He added: ” I don’t subscribe to the culture of leaders engaging in witch hunt at the expense of development. I want to leave Busia a peaceful county devoid of character assassinations.”
He acknowledged the good working relations he continues to enjoy with his deputy Moses Mulomi whom he described as a workaholic, telling the Marachi Community to back their son for the top seat in the county.
” I want to leave my deputy in a good scoring position with only the goalkeeper to beat before finding the back of the net. He has what it takes to guard the county’s resources and he is not a tribalist,” the County Chief said.
Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi thanked the Governor for his unity call among county leaders now and then, promising to follow his footsteps if he succeeds him.
” Many Governors and their deputies don’t see eye to eye and never walk together. In Busia things are different, the Governor has given me powers to oversee county operations which is a unique phenomenon,” he said.
Dr Alfred Odhiambo admitted that politicians are not enemies but friends, emphasising the need to work together for the sake of county residents.
” I contested with H.E Mulomi twice and I beat him but we remained friends.He is now the senior most politician in the sub county by virtue of his current position,” he said, adding that politics is like football.
Others present included Chief Officers, Lydia Nabwire (ICT and Communication), Patrice Lumumba (Service Delivery) and MCAs Patrobas Odhiambo (Elugulu Ward( MCA), Linus Asiba (Matayo South), John Oganga (Marachi West), David Luyemba (Mayenje) and Fred Musirimba (Bunyala North).
Mama Leonora will be laid to rest this Saturday.