I’ve not defected to JP, says MCA Ote
Says rumours are witch-hunt by rivals
Busia deputy speaker Moses Oboyere Ote yesterday denied reports he has quit ODM for the Jubilee Party.
He said the claims are “some people’s imaginations”. The Ang’urai South MCA spoke when he hosted Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong, who toured development projects.
There were allegations the deputy speaker and some Busia MCAs attended JP’s merger at Kasarani in Nairobi.
“In my ward, the governor has helped many people. Some of them are on a witch-hunt, saying I have quit the Orange party,” Ote said.
“I have many issues I want solved in my expansive ward. I’m not interested in petty propaganda. I am currently drafting a memorandum to be pre- sented to the IEBC, requesting for my ward to be divided into three.”
OLD RIVAL BACK
Ote faces a tough contest in his reelection bid. Rivals want to unseat him for “making an unprecedented move by joining JP and abandoning ODM”.
Grace Omasete, whom he beat narrowly at the March 4, 2013, general election, is back in the race. She has promised to wrest the seat from Ote, saying the ward deserves a better leader.
Speaking during a rally in the presence of Ote and Ojaamong in Katakwa Polytechnic, Omasete said if elected, she will work closely with the governor so the ward “can reap the fruits of devolution”.
“I know the pains of a child. As a mother, I will not neglect anybody. Rather, I will strive to meet the needs of my people,” she said.
REP SAYS WARD IS EXPANSIVE, WANTS IT DIVIDED INTO THREE