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I am not Jubilee mole, Siaya County gubernatorial seat contender refutes claims
Updated Monday, October 14th 2013 at 19:44 GMT +3
Siaya County gubernatorial seat contestant William Oduol. [Photo: File/Standard]
SIAYA; KENYA: Siaya County gubernatorial seat contestant William Oduol has dismissed claims that his campaign has been sponsored by Jubilee coalition.
Oduol also pointed out that the race was not between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga as claimed by a section of Cord leaders in the region.
“I am not being sponsored by Jubilee. I am sponsoring the campaigns by myself,” he said.
Oduol said his quest for the position on a National Agenda Party of Kenya (NAPK) does not mean he hates Raila but his thirst to spread development and good leadership in Siaya.
“I am not fighting Raila and I am not fighting the party (ODM),” he told a crowd of voters at a rally at Wichlum in Bondo constituency.
He was responding to allegations by his opponents that he was being sponsored by Raila’s opponents in the Jubilee coalition.
“This race is between two individuals. Oduol and Cornel Rasanga and elect us based on what we can offer and not which political parties we belong to,” said Oduol.
Oduol said his good track record will work for him on Thursday during the by-election.
He expressed confidence that he will win the by-election and he is ready to work with everybody in his government.
Earlier ODM MPs campaigning for Rasanga had urged voters to vote in an ODM member so as to implement the party’s policies.
“Even Zachary Obado of Migori County was not elected on the ODM party but has been working harmoniously with elected ODM ward representatives. Why not Oduol?” the NAPK candidate posed.
He said he was confident that the elections were not a measure for Raila’s popularity in the region as claimed by his opponents.
“I have worked and I will still work with Raila and all Siaya residents to improve the livelihood of Siaya people,” he added.
He said he was committed to development but politically supports Raila’s course but would not be cowed by large convoys traversing the county to campaign for ODM candidate.
“You have the power to decide,” he told supporters singing ‘Siaya manyien, Oduol kende’ (A new Siaya with Oduol only) as he toured Bondo and its environs.