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Amos Wako says Governor's position is junior for him

15 April 2016, 08:03 Jane Zack

Busia - Busia Senator, Amos Wako has dismissed rumours making rounds that he was planning to contest against Sospeter Ojaamong in the 2017 gubernatorial elections.

"I want to continue being the Senator of Busia. I have never been interested and I am not interested in the post of Governor.

"I was the Attorney General for over two decades which was a national position. Why should I now want to be the Governor of Busia? I can only go for Presidency of the Country or the East African Federation and not the Governor of a County," he said.
Busia Governor, Sospeter Ojaamong when contacted on Thursday welcomed Wako's move to seek the post of East African Federation President once the treaty is ratified saying he has the experience and exposure to take the job.

While addressing a special session of the Busia County Assembly, Wako said his main interest is to use his oversight role to have a united County through  consultative forums.

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"I am the greatest friend of the County. I want to use my position as the Forum chairman to ensure that Busia is united in diversity and that everybody feels at home," he said.

Wako ordered the Speaker and members of the County assembly to rise up and repeat the chorus: "I am proud to be in Busia. I will act as Busia and I will love all Busia people."
He warned leaders in the County against  increasing political temperatures by inciting various ethnic communities or make any one to feel alienated.

MCAs received a dress down from the former Attorney General for not putting him in the pictures of their activities and County Government's post  International conference activities.

"I know many activities and commitments have taken place since the conference in March 2015 but the MCAs who are vested with oversight role have not told me of any progress report," he said.

Busia County Executive Committee members in attendance included Dr Maurice Siminyu, Azida Ali  Matinde Mchuma, Gregory Odeke and Martin Kafwa.

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