Uasin Gishu County gubernatorial candidate, Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop (Buzeki), has dismissed the six-piece voting pattern calls by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Buzeki who is running on an Independent ticket told off UDA leader and Deputy President William Ruto, his running mate Rigathi Gachagua and their allies, maintaining that the initiative was unacceptable.
Buzeki who is taking a second stab at the coveted gubernatorial seat, is among politicians from the North Rift region, who have defied calls to drop their bids in favour of UDA candidates.
UDA is considered to be the dominant party in the region, considering the region is Deputy President’s home ground.
Speaking while on a campaign trail in the County, Buzeki described himself a performer, adding that no amount of intimidation will make him opt out of the race.
“I vied for this seat as an Independent candidate because I have elaborate plans that anchor on service delivery,” Buzeki said.
He further indicated that leadership was not about a political party, but the agenda of a candidate.
“Let it be on record that I don’t have hard feelings for any political party. But for so many years, we have not seen the benefits of political parties, but we have seen the service delivery of leaders, who have the interests of the citizens at heart,” he said.
He promised to create job opportunities for thousands of youth in the County if he is elected during the August 9th General Elections.
“We have youth who have completed school. They have the energy to work, but there are no job opportunities and this is our time to give them hope by offering them job opportunities that will help eradicate poverty,” he added.
He will be competing against UDA’s Jonathan Bii, aka Koti moja, and Azimio’s William Kirwa.