Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati is very much optimistic that the new political party Democratic Action Party of Kenya will bag gubernatorial seats in Bungoma and Trans Nzoia Counties.
Former Rift Valley regional commissioner George Natembeya and Mr.Wangamati are the DAP-K gubernatorial candidates in the two counties.
Wangamati who decamped from Ford Kenya party to DAP-K associated with Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa two weeks ago noted that the new political outfit is very strong and will show other parties dust in the August polls.
Wangamati was first elected Bungoma governor in 2017 under Ford Kenya party after defeating Senate speaker Ken Lusaka of Jubilee party.
He later fell out with Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetang’ula after they together with Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi and Eseli Simiyu of Tongaren staged unsuccessful coup in May 2020.
“DAP-K is the new kid in the block and it is the fastest growing party in Kenya and East Africa at large, am sure of it winning governorship in the two counties,” he said.
Speaking during an interview on a local vernacular radio station, Wangamati pointed that the political wave brought about by DAP-K will sweep other parties under the carpet.
“This party has picked up at a very fast rate, it is the talk of the day everywhere, we are sure of winning majority Members of Parliament, MCAs and other electable seats in Kakamega, Vihiga and Busia Counties,” said Wangamati.
He added, “Ford Kenya party won’t survive the DAP-K wave in Western Kenya, I am assuring you that as per August 10 after polls, the party will have bagged many electable seats in Western region,”.
Wangamati stated that the new outfit had rendered Wetang’ula clueless and his supporters will have nowhere to hide after the August polls are over.
“DAP-K has put in place clean structures up to the grassroot and we are optimistic of carrying the day by having majority of our candidates elected, Ford Kenya party leaders and candidates will have nowhere to hide,” said Wangamati.