Ruto blasts opposition for dwelling on non-issues
19 June 2016, 16:10
Bungoma - The deputy President William Ruto has blasted the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) for dwelling on removing IEBC commissioners instead of looking for votes.
Ruto said that while Jubilee government is busy initiating development projects across the country, CORD are busy demonstrating against the polls body.
"While we are busy looking for votes, opposition leaders are busy demonstrating and whistling in a bid to remove IEBC; IEBC will not vote for you, it’s these people," said Ruto.
"We have initiated many projects like the SGR, free primary education, rural electrification and many more which will help us be re elected. What can the opposition state as their success?" he posed.
The DP said that Jubilee was ready for dialogue but were perturbed by CORD's hard line stand.
"Instead of raising unnecessary demands, come let's talk to avert chaos in this country. There is no need of demonstrating and whistling while destroying people's properties and scaring investors and tourists. Such behaviour only slows our economy down,” he said.
He called on Western region leaders to support Jubilee saying it is for their own benefit.
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Speaking at Sipala Secondary School in Webuye East, Bungoma County, he called on other smaller parties to fold and join Jubilee Party which he said will have energy to compete with CORD.
“There is no need of having many regional parties. Let’s have one stronger party that will battle it out with CORD in the next general elections and that is why we are advocating for the folding of smaller parties so we can come together for a common goal,” he said.
Water CS Eugene Wamalwa, Minining CS Dan Kazungu and Energy CS Charles Keter called on Western leaders to support the Jubilee government if they want to enjoy government support.
“You have seen the collapsed Pan Paper is in the process of reopening; Musikoma, Buyofu to Mungatsi road construction has already started while the Chwele Chesikaki water project will be launched soon at the cost of KES 600 million. This is why we should support the ruling coalition,” said Wamalwa.
Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka called on the government to tarmac the Misikhu - Brigidier road so that it can open up transport and communication in the region.
Webuye West Dan Wanyama, his Webuye East counterpart Alfred Sambu, Bungoma County Mp Reginalda Wanyonyi and Janet Nangabo of Trans Nzoia called on Western Mps to support the government for the sake of development.
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