CORD has no development agenda for Kenyans, says Bifwoli
03 June 2014, 14:02
Bungoma - Former Bumula MP, Bifwoli Wakoli has ditched CORD Coalition and now
supports the ruling coalition, Jubilee, following an announcement by the Principals of the opposition coalition that they will stage protest
rallies across the county.
The former Lands Assistant Minister,
who contested for the Bungoma Senatorial seat in the last polls on a
Labour Party of Kenya ticket, said he has withdrawn his support for the
coalition because he realized its leaders have no development agenda for
“I was a staunch supporter of CORD until I listened at
the coalition leaders in the much hyped rally at Uhuru Park Saturday. I listened keenly to all speakers at the rally and noted
that they do not have the interest of Kenyans at heart. I cannot
support a coalition that wants to keep the country on a permanent
campaign mode,” said Bifwoli.
He said that what Kenyans need now
is service delivery and a solution to their problems and not
politicking, noting that CORD leadership should wait for 2017 to
“It's too early for CORD leaders to start
talking of sending president Uhuru Kenyatta and his government home,
when they have hardly been in office for a year. I too was floored
in the last elections but I have let the person who defeated me Senator
Moses Wetang’ula to work,” he said.
“They should let Kenyans
decide in 2017. In fact, they should not be so
hard on the government now. They should let it fail they use it
as a campaign agenda in the general elections,” said the maverick
He asked the CORD Coalition not to hold
their nationwide rallies in Bungoma, noting that the residents and
majority of the county leadership have agreed to work with the Jubilee
government for the sake of the region's development.
asked the president during his recent visit to Bungoma to develop key
roads for us, build for us factories and give Kibabii University its own
charter and we don't now want any disruptions," the former Lands
assistant minister said at the Bungoma County Madaraka Day Celebrations
at Kanduyi Stadium.
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