Busia County Executive Committee Member for Finance Leonard Wanda Obimbira has announced his intention to unseat Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba in 2017 elections.
” I am today announcing my intention to go for the Budalang’i Parliamentary seat on Orange Democratic Movement ticket. I want the constituents to get the message loud and clear,” Obimbira said at Bukoma Beach in Bunyala West on Wednesday.
Obimbira said he has opted to enter the race to improve the socio-economic development which he said has registered a negative downturn in Bunyala sub county.
The MP has also “deserted” the people of Budalangi by crossing ship to the Labour Party of Kenya, thus living a gap in the most popular ODM party.
AS a big party in the County ODM must have a candidate and that candidate must be myself. There is no secret in me going for the seat on ODM ticket after the party primaries,” he said.
Obimbira said he has the urge to reverse poverty levels which is also on the rise in the area. ” I will also be in the forefront to fight for the rights of fishermen by coming up with bills that will save them from constant harassment by Ugandan authorities.”
Other who will battle for the ODM ticket includes Andrew Nakitare, Albert Gumo, Constantine Obuya, Deogratias Adundo and Odhiambo Bara.
Photos Leonard Obimbira and Ababu Namwamba