A widely known online blogger #EdduhSimiyu ikuweikuwe whose real name is Edward Wamalwa Simiyu will now vie for the MCA seat in Bungoma town.
Simiyu was cleared to run for the civic seat in Township ward in Bungoma town on a Jubilee ticket.
This followed a tense moment at the Jubilee headquarters where he was competing his main rival Yona ‘Gift’ Kisaka for the coveted ticket.
Township ward is currently being led by Mr.Joseph Maguda who was elected on ODM party but has since moved to Ford Kenya party led by Moses Wetang’ula who is also the Bungoma senator.
Simiyu will face off with Dunstan Siele Kipritoch of UDA, Maguda and Mohammed of ODM among others in the August 9 polls.
Here is what Simiyu wrote on his social media paged:
I Edward Wamalwa Simiyu alias #eDDUHSimiyu of ikuweikuwe do hereby wish to state the following in the wake of my nomination as a Jubilee candidate for Bungoma Township ward at Aug 9th General elections.
JUBILEE PARTY: I wish to thank the Jubilee party leadership for ensuring all avenues were exhausted in picking the best candidate through consensus.
Asante sana Gift Yona Kisaka my opponent for the Jubilee ticket… Indeed you put up a spirited fight but as fate would decide only one of us landed the nomination certificate.
“I therefore wish to invite you to join and help me deliver this seat as the party looks forward to reward you later,”. he wrote.
He added, “I feel deeply honored to carry the flag for our party, a party I’ve subscribed to since 2016 and do hereby pledge to ensure the party targets are archived,”.
The presidential campaigns are key on my agenda as I do mean to deliver a Raila presidency as guided by my party leader H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta
Coalition Partners: Am alive to the fact that we are not in one party but in a coalition of parties with an Azimio goal. This means that we are like conjoined twins… So, as we push for our various interests down here let’s not lose focus of the coalition’s key objectives.
I’ll encourage friendly fire
Family and Friends: Am sorry for making such a late decision to join politics but you and I know it isn’t too late having been in & around this town doing what I do best:▪️CSR programs▪️Oversight role▪️Advocating for human rights
OVERSIGHT ROLE:Through ikuweikuwe.com I’ll continue updating the public on happenings within and outside. This is not limited to exposes only but also updates on projects done by our residents holding various positions.
I will be informing the public on OUR intended LAUNCH of my campaigns as we look forward to be accorded the responsibility of being the custodian of township ward for the next five years.
I will also be announcing my campaign team soon.