Former Funyula Member of Parliament Dr Paul Otuoma has said he is ready for a handshake with Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong to enable him serve the people of Busia County without political interference.
Speaking during the burial of Mzee Peter Otung’u, 76, the father to his chief campaigner in 2017 gubernatorial race George Okaal in Kolanya, Teso North on Saturday, Otuoma said he had no problem with the Governor.
” There is no need to engage in premature politics. Let’s give the Governor time to serve his people. I will try my luck again in 2022,” he said, adding to fall is not a problem.
Dr Otuoma also lauded the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Odinga saying it had brought peace in the country.
” I was the first to shake hands with President Kenyatta but received condemnation might be because my handshake was small,” he said, amid laughter.
Otuoma returned to Teso region barely a week after attending the burial of the mother to his close ally and Sub County campaign coordinator in 2017 general elections Shem Papah in Aboloi.
The burial also witnessed the handshake between Angurai East Member of the county assembly Job Oteba and his predecessor Moses Mamai.