Busia County Council of elders has warned Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga against imposing Governor Sospeter Ojaamong on the people of that region.
Speaking on Monday, April 17 in Funyula, the elders demanded that ODM gives Funyula MP Paul Otuoma the nomination certificate or they will mobilise residents to vote against the party in the upcoming elections.
“The people of Busia came out and spoke in one voice that Paul Otuoma is their next governor but the party seems to go against that will. We want to tell the Orange House that unless they give Otuoma his certificate by tomorrow(Tuesday) we shall follow where he will go and mobilise the whole county to continues supporting him as they did dueing the nominations,” the elders led by former KNUT chairman George Wesonga told journalists.
According to a report by Busia County Media Centre, the more than 50 elders further told Raila that he risked losing his popularity in the county if he mishandled the issue.
The warning comes after ODM announced that it would repeat the primaries on April 25 in Teso North and Teso South constituencies which are Ojaamong’s strongholds.
TUKO.co.ke earlier reported that Otuoma is on record insisting he will not take part in another nomination exercise as he won fairly and did not participate in election malpractice.
Governor Ojaamong, on the other hand, has said he is ready for a repeat exercise exuding confidence that he will still beat Otuoma.