• He said he will reach out to his competitors and urge them to work with him and bring on board the vision they have for the constituency.
• He promised to implement the pledges he made to residents after his swearing in.
Tetu MP-elect Geoffrey Wandeto on Thursday cautioned his supporters against ridiculing their competitors who lost in the election and their backers.
He said the campaigns are over and it is time to make peace with their competitors and work together for the good of the constituency.
Wandeto spoke after he was declared the winner at Kagumo Teachers College in Tetu.
He said he will reach out to his competitors and urge them to work with him and bring on board the vision and agenda they have for the constituency.
“We were all competing for the seat for the good of Tetu people. They were all worthy competitors who made this election competitive. Let us not ridicule them in person or on social media,” he said.
Wandeto thanked God, his campaign team, the people of Tetu and his family for standing with him throughout out the electioneering people.
He promised to implement the pledges he made to residents after his swearing in.
Wandeto praised the voting process, saying it was conducted well despite the tallying of votes taking longer than expected.
“Usually results are announced the following day after voting but these results took two days," he said.
Wandeto urged the IEBC to ensure the process is expedited in the future to avoid tension among voters.
The MP-elect vied on UDA ticket. He defeated eight competitors after garnering 19,887 votes against his closest competitor Francis Gachihi of TSP who got 11,039.
Edited by A.N