'Busia is CORDed and nobody can cheat us to vote for individuals'
27 June 2016, 11:44
Busia - A Busia activist found herself on the frying pan after she tried to demean Cord co-Principal, Raila Odinga during a funds drive in aid of Matatu Operators Sacco at the Busia Taxi Park.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong had given Eve Okumu a chance to address residents who had turned up for the fundraiser when she made an anti-Raila remark.
"Why hang on the coat of Raila? People should look for their own votes and we should vote for a person not a party. So, what if Baba is coming to Busia on Monday?" She posed.
The Governor said the former Prime Minister needs respect and told residents to welcome him on Monday when he arrives for a peace prayer in Butula courtesy of Florence Mutua who was recently detained at Muthaiga police station over hate speech charges.
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Ojaamong said all candidates who have declared their interest for the gubernatorial seat should go to the finish line.
"I will remain in the County irrespective of the outcome of next year's polls. Leaders should not engage in petty politics."
Residents said Raila is their leader and resolved to give him the necessary support ahead of the 2017 elections.
"Busia is Corded and nobody can cheat us to vote for individuals."
Matayos MP, Geoffrey Odanga lamented politics had entered the nerves of Busia residents and urged them to conduct it in a peaceful manner.
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