Ababu un­fit for third term, says hopeful

Bu­sia Fi­nance ex­ec­u­tive an­nounces bid to wrest seat from ‘failed’ LPK leader

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Western - GILBERT OCHIENG @TheS­tarKenya

Bu­sia Fi­nance ex­ec­u­tive Leonard Wanda Obim­bira has de­clared he will run for Bu­dalang’i MP.

“I’m to­day an­nounc­ing my in­ten­tion to go for the Bu­dalang’i Par­lia­men­tary seat on the ODM ticket,” he said on Wed­nes­day in Bun­yala West. “I want the con­stituents to get the mes­sage loud and clear.”

Obim­bira said he has wants to un­seat in­cum­bent Ababu Namwamba so he can im­prove the so­cioe­co­nomic devel­op­ment of Bun­yala sub­county.

He said Namwamba has done lit­tle to change the lives of res­i­dents, hence, does not de­serve an­other term. He said the res­i­dents’ voice must be re­spected and be­cause they are in ODM, their rep­re­sen­ta­tive must also be from ODM.

“The MP has de­serted the peo­ple of Bu­dalang’i by jump­ing ship to the Labour Party of Kenya, thus leav­ing a gap in the most pop­u­lar party, ODM,” he said. “ODM must have a can­di­date. That can­di­date must be me. There is no se­cret I’ll win the party ticket dur­ing its pri­maries and even­tu­ally win elec­tion.”

Obim­bira said he has wants to re­verse ris­ing poverty. “I’ll be in the fore­front to fight for the rights of fish­er­men,” he said. “I’ll come up with bills, which, once passed, will pro­tect them against con­stant ha­rass­ment by the Ugan­dan au­thor­i­ties.”

Other hope­fuls who seek­ing the ODM ticket are An­drew Nak­itare, Al­bert Gumo, Con­stan­tine Obuya, Deogra­tias Adundo and Od­hi­ambo Bara.

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