• Ojanga said Raila needs more votes to become president and not protection.
• ODM candidates are preaching six-piece voting, which is aimed at getting only party hopefuls elected.
Homa Bay Senate candidate Tom Ojanga has urged voters to shun politicians who have been using Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s name to get mileage.
Ojanga said such politicians will not bring development if elected because they have no agenda.
Homa Bay is a stronghold of Raila and candidates running on his ODM party ticket have an upper hand.
They have been criss-crossing the region campaigning for Raila even as they hunt for their own votes.
Ojanga is running on the Kanu ticket. Kanu is an affiliate of Azimio, which brings together more than 20 parties.
He said Raila is their presidential candidate and should not be owned by just those running on the ODM ticket.
ODM candidates are preaching six-piece voting, which is aimed at getting only party hopefuls elected.
On Tuesday, Ojanga, DAP-K’s woman representative candidate Mary Ojode and Kanu’s Karachuonyo MP candidate Ken Okul dismissed the six-piece call, telling residents not to fall for the tricks devised by ODM candidates.
Ojanga said Raila needs more votes to become president and not protection.
He said the narrative is aimed at hoodwinking voters to elect leaders who are not worthy, adding that Raila will have the army and other government authorities to safeguard his presidency.
“The fallacy should be stopped because it has misled people for a long time. Homa Bay is underdeveloped because of the wrong choice of leaders who claim to be closer to Raila than others,” Ojanga said.
He asked residents to reject the politicians because they are the enemy of development.
Ojanga was speaking at Kabunde Social Hall ground in Homa Bay Town constituency during a vote hunting mission.
He warned politicians against promoting discrimination in Azimio coalition party.
“I want Homa Bay people to reject such politicians at the ballot because they lack an agenda. We’re all supporting Raila’s presidential candidature hence people should vote for someone who will improve your living standards,” Ojanga said.
Ojode told Homa Bay voters to be alert and avoid politicians who propagate such propaganda in their campaigns.
She appealed to residents to vote politicians with leadership qualities that can transform their lives.
“Let residents vote wisely to ensure we get leaders who can serve the people. You should be wary of people who seek leadership using propaganda,” Ojode said.
She urged residents to embrace peace before, during and after the general election.
“Everyone should be aware that we still need one another after the election. Let us treat one another as brother and sister,” she said.
Okul told his fellow politicians to practice tolerance.
“Let us tolerate one another for peace to prevail in our county,” he said.
Edited by A.N