Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has denied some media reports that he has joined the bandwagon of some leaders saying development is the cardinal rule in his bid to leave a legacy upon his exit in 2022.
Speaking when he joined Assembly speakers from various counties and local leaders during a funds drive in aid of St Marks Bukiri Secondary School in Samia Sub County that raised Sh3.million, the Governor said it’s premature to engage in politicking for 2022.
‘’I am a friend of President Uhuru Kenyatta, Opposition leader Raila Odinga, Deputy President William Ruto and Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa. When I invite them to Busia it’s all for development purposes and not 2022 politics,’’ he said.
The Governor said he is the senior most politician having been elected for two decades and he cannot chase away any leader who brings development to the county, adding his ambition is to leave a united county with vast resources.
He said if time for politics comes they will convene a round table meeting to chat the way forward for a prosperous Kenya, telling his critics that his stand cannot be swayed by empty rhetoric.
The event which is the brainchild of Busia Speaker Bernard Wamalwa, an old pupil of the school, brought assembly speakers from Nairobi, Bungoma, Vihiga, West Pokot, Uasin Gishu, Nyandarua, Trans Nzoia, Kajiado.
Members of Parliament Present included John Bunyasi (Nambale), Raphael Wanjala (Budalangi), Otiende Amolllo (Rarieda) and Dr. Oundo Midenyo (Samia).
Trans Nzoia Speaker Joshua Werunga described Ojaamong as a down to earth unlike most other leaders who hardly attend functions and regarding themselves as ‘’ small gods’’.
‘’ Ojaamong is a humble person who delivers in all his undertakings and has transformational agenda for the people of the great county of Busia,’’ Werunga said.
Bunyasi told some doubting Thomasses that Ojaamong is the bona fide Governor of Busia County. “’ I am behind the Governor to deliver his agenda. Busia will go places if we give him time to deliver,’’ he said.
Wanjala told those criticizing the Governor to hold their horses till 2022 to ty their luck since the seat will be up for grabs.