Busia Leaders Say Raila Odinga Is Their Choice For Presidency

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By Reuben Olita

Busia leaders and two giant teachers bodies, KNUT and KUPPET, on Wednesday joined forces in drumming up support for the ODM Party Leader, the Rt Honourable Raila Odinga to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta as the 5th President of the Republic of Kenya.

Led by Busia Governor, H.E Sospeter Ojaamong, the leaders said a Raila Presidency is the best in addrressing the ills facing the country and in honour of his liberation struggle.

The leaders had converged at Aedomoru village in Angurai South Ward, Teso North Sub County to pay their last respects to the late Mzee George Ezekiel Omachar, the father to Substantive Chief Officer Finance in the County Government of Busia, Allan Omachar.

Other leaders who echoed their support for a Raila’s Presidency included former Funyula MP, Dr Paul Otuoma, Speaker Bernard Wamalwa, Deputy Speaker Lawrence Okaale, KNUT Branch Chairman, Paul Olunga and MCAs Fredrick Musirimba (Bunyala North), Linus Asiba (Matayos South), Patrobas Odhiambo (Elugulu) and Grace Olita ( Angurai South).

H.E Ojaamong said the Rt Hon Raila Odinga who has not been given a chance to lead Kenya, should be given an opportunity to ascend to the top seat in the land.

“Kenya is facing economic crunch and it needs an enigma like Raila to fix it. The scenario has seen youths go without jobs while poor infrastructure and lack of water has taken heavy toll in most parts of the country,” he said.

On Busia politics, the Governor cautioned luhya leaders against fielding many candidates saying they risk losing the gubernatorial seat if they fail to settle on a compromise candidate.

He went on: “For us we want to produce a Deputy Governor from Teso North Sub County. What we want from the luhyas is to get us one candidate vying for the gubernatorial seat so that we can walk together.”

The County Chief urged leaders and county residents at large to conduct their elections peacefully, noting that divisive politics will tear the county asunder.

Mr Olunga told male aspirants for the gubernatorial seat to agree on a preferred candidate lest county residents will settle on a female candidate instead.

Dr Otuoma said there is life beyond politics, noting that his decision to enter the gubernatorial race in 2017 to challenge the incumbent H.E Ojaamong was not out of malice but that was democracy.

He told election losers to abide by the IEBC calendar and give winners a chance to offer efficient service to Kenyans instead of engaging in politics around the clock.

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