Busia Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa told Deputy President William on the face that he was in the Orange Democratic Movement to stay.
Wangalwa had joined the DP during his itinerary in Busia County on Saturday. Ruto presided over three fundraising functions in Butula and Matayos sub county. He opened CDF office in Teso North.
Speaking at Bukhalalire Boys’ Secondary School during a fundraiser in aid of four schools where the DP was the Chief Guest, Wangalwa said pressure had been mounting for him to join Jubilee.
” The DP you are urging me to join you in Jubilee but Busia County residents have told me to stay put in Cord. That is the official position,” he said.
Wangalwa recalled their good days with the DP as alumni of University of Nairobi Chiromo campus with Albert Oluoch who was also present at the function.
” Despite such close friendship that spans decades, I will be the last person to forsake the residents who have given me the direction to follow,” he said.
Busia County Assembly Speaker, Bernard Wamalwa welcomed the Ruto DP to Busia County. He also assured him that the County assembly is on the right track in discharging its oversight role.
Charles Bukeke of the Papa Shirandula fame on Citizen television was the master of ceremony. He is an old student of Bukhalalire Secondary School.
Photo: Busia Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa behind Deputy President William Ruto during his one day tour of Busia County on Saturday.