I am Qualified To Succeed Ojamong -Deputy Governor


By Reuben Olita

Busia Deputy Governor, Moses Mulomi has stressed that he is the most qualified in the race to succeed H.E Sospeter Ojaamong as the next Governor.

Addressing mourners at Bujumba Primary School in Butula Sub County during the sendoff of the late Albert Othieno Agoro, 97, H.E Mulomi who is seeking the County’s top seat, said among those who have declared interest for the position he is the only one with experience being the second in command.

“As residents of Busia you gave me the opportunity to serve as the Deputy Governor and it is an opening for me to take the reigns of power from Governor H.E Ojaamong when his constitutionally mandated two-term comes to an end in August 2022,” he said.

Among those who have declared their interest in the coveted seat include Busia Women representative, Florence Mutua, former Funyula Member of Parliament, Dr Paul Otuoma, Nambale MP, John Bunyasi and former Agricultural Finance Corporation Managing Director and Lucas Meso.

The Deputy Governor urged residents especially aspirants from Marachi who have shown interest for the job to throw their weight behind him.

“Mr Meso should be assured that once I take over the mantle, I will consider him for other jobs in the County or the National Government. If we have many candidates from Marachi we are likely going to bring confusion besides losing the golden opportunity of ascending to the Governorship,” cautioned the DG.

H.E Mulomi added that, “As people from Marachi we supported the former Funyula MP, Dr Otuoma in the last general elections and it is his time to also return the favour.”

He emphasized the need for residents to maintain peace ahead of the 2022 polls, adding that politics should not be a basis to create divisions.

“What is important is that we live in harmony knowing that elections should not divide us. Those seeking various political positions should ensure they unite residents,” said Mulomi.

On Coronavirus (Covid-19), Mulomi who is also the acting Health Executive appealed to residents who have not been vaccinated to visit designated health facilities to get the jab in a bid to support efforts towards the management of the disease.

“Those who have not received the first and second doses of Covid-19 vaccine should come out and get inoculated. The latest Omicron variant has salient features which could turn out to be catastrophic.”


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