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Busia teachers back Ojaamong's 2022 Presidency bid

21 October 2014, 16:19 Jane Zack

Busia - The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Busia County Secretary General Mark Oseno has said teachers in the County are ready to back the area Governor Sospeter Ojaamong' in his bid for Presidency in the 2022 General Elections.

He said Ojaamong' had shown his capability of becoming the country's fifth president if given an opportunity, saying that he has already changed the face of the County the few months he has been in office.

Oseno reiterated that it is important for teachers and residents in the County to support Ojaamong' since he has already announced his desire to seek the top seat.

"I assure you that we shall endorse his candidature as teachers in this County since he has all the qualities of a good leader as demonstrated by his development record. There is nothing impossible in this world," Oseno stated.

Recently, Ojaamong revealed that he will vie for presidency upon the expiry of his second term in 2022, a move that elicited mixed reactions among a section of Western leaders.

Addressing the public during this year's Mashujaa Day celebrations held at the Busia Youth Polytechnic grounds, the County boss stated that he has been in politics for a longer time than President Uhuru Kenyatta, a proof that he is capable of becoming a president.

"I have held senior party positions in my political career and at one point I was senior to Uhuru Kenyatta during my time in KANU. I know God will help me occupy that seat when the president's constitutional term expires in 2022, there is nothing impossible," he said.

"Busia County has capable leaders including Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba and Funyula MP Paul Otuoma who have the abilities to hold national leadership positions," he added.

Also read: Busia Governor to vie for Presidency in 2022

He went ahead and told Funyula legislature Paul Otuoma that he had his blessings for ODM chairmanship but told him to also reciprocate in 2002 by surrendering the ODM chairmanship to him.

He reiterated that his push for Pesa Mashinani was not meant to fail President Kenyatta's administration, but to push for more funds to be channeled to the grassroots in order to make devolution a reality. His sentiments were echoed by speaker Bernard Wamalwa.

Funyula lawmaker Paul Otuoma said challenges faced by county governments in making devolution a reality should be addressed by the governors.

"We vow not to abandon the call until enough resources are channeled to the grassroots," Ojaamong' stressed.

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