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Governor vows to block Uhuru's campaign trail in the region in 2017

10 November 2015, 10:58 Ben Wafula

Busia - Busia Governor, Sospeter Ojamoong has threatened to block President Uhuru Kenyatta from campaigning in his area before the 2017 general election in case their threat to remove Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula’s name from the voters register comes true.

Speaking at Busia polytechnic during a prayer rally for Wetangula, Ojamoong said that instead of fighting corruption the government is busy plotting on how to finish opposition leaders politically.

The Governor vowed that the opposition will not allow President Uhuru Kenyatta to campaign in the opposition stronghold including Busia and Bungoma in 2017 if IEBC goes ahead to delete the Ford Kenya party leader’s name from the voters roll.

"They have failed to curb the runaway corruption that has tainted the country’s image and instead they are busy working on distracting the opposition; they won't campaign in this part of the world," said Ojamoong.

Ojamoong called on Kalonzo and Wetang'ula to give the Cord Principal Raila Odinga a chance to take the mantle of the country's leadership in 2017 for them to be given a chance when his term expires in 2022.

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Ugenya MP, David Ochieng called on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to explain the creteria they will use in deleting Ford Kenya party leader's name from the voters register owing to the findings by the supreme court that he allegedly bribed voters.

"Let IEBC come out clean and show Kenyans how they will exercise their mandate. They should not be pressured by the Jubilee government to act; let all the laid down procedures be used so that all Kenyans are contented that the due process was followed," he said.

Kiminini MP, Chris Wamalwa called on the electoral body not to delete Wetangula's name.

"Many things are affecting Kenyans including corruption, unemployment and insecurity; why are they on opposition all the time? Deleting Wetang'ula's name will mean distracting the opposition which has been fighting for the rights of Kenyans," said Wamalwa.

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