Budalangi lawmaker Raphael Wanjala has hit out at Busia Governor
Sospeter Ojaamong over his plans to contest for Teso South
He said the MP seat was a lesser political position compared to his
current post hence he should rather go for the Senate position.
He made the remarks at Achiya Echakara Kamuriai Secondary School in
Teso North constituency where Busia gubernatorial hopeful Paul Otuoma
unveiled his running mate, the former Teso North MP Arthur Odera.
“Anytime you are in a position to serve you must leave a legacy. Our
brother has served for the last ten years. Whatever good he has done
we appreciate. Where he went wrong, we shall correct. He is our brother.
let him go,” said Wanjala.
“What we are saying is he should not start disturbing the other young man
(Teso South MP Geoffrey Omuse). He has been managing Sh.10billion and
above annually for the last ten years, how now will he manage to
distribute the meagre Constituency Development Fund resources,” he posed.
He said Ojaamong should instead capitalize on his vast political
experience as a two-term MP and governor and go for the Senate seat.
“What our brother should tell us and we are ready to support him is
that, “now that I understand the challenges facing counties, elect me
as your senator, so that I go to the Senate and ensure Busia gets
more resources,” he said, amid applause from the public.
Ojaamong has expressed interest in the Teso South MP seat
eliciting mixed reactions across the constituency as voters remained
divided over whether the governor should return to the constituency to
serve as MP after leading the county with a population of close to one
The Constitution does not bar people who have served as governor from
contesting for positions of President, Woman Representative, Senator,
Member of Parliament or Member of County Assembly.
Ojaamong is campaigning on claims that he helped build schools,
hospitals and other social infrastructure in Teso South when he served
as Member of Parliament for two terms.