- He said he will give his first attempt at the governor seat in the 2027 general elections.
- The lawmaker said he is currently engaging former Governor Moses Akaranga so that the Bakirima community produces one candidate.
Makadara MP George Aladwa has declared interest in the Vihiga governor seat.
He said he will give his first attempt at the governor seat in the 2027 general elections.
The lawmaker said he is currently engaging former Governor Moses Akaranga so that the Bakirima community produces one candidate.
“If Mzee listens to me and allows me to contest I will be the next governor after Ottichilo and I am sure of it,” he said.
The MP said the current Senator Godfrey Osotsi had assured him of defending his seat for the second term.
Aladwa who is currently serving as the Makadara MP for the second term says he has started making inroads earlier enough to avoid harassment from other leaders who might be having that interest.
“I will be walking across the county telling people to consider me come that time. At the same time, I will give room to ensure the incumbent Governor has a good environment to deliver to our people,” Aladwa said.
The lawmaker was speaking at the Manyatta area n the Vihiga sub-county on Monday while meeting bodaboda Sacco members.
The second-term MP for Makadara says he declared interest earlier to evade the clashes from the locals in the area.
“I had to start this early to put my name on the ground so that when that time comes there will be no questions of who is Aladwa,” he posed.
The lawmaker says he will serve goodbye to the Makarada people after serving them for two terms as their MP.
The Governor position is currently being held by Wilber Ottichilo, serving his second term.
Ottichilo was elected first in 2017 after unseating Moses Akaranga. He was re-elected in stiff competition in 2022.
“Mimi kwa ukweli hata nilifika mahali nikaona kweli hii safari ya Kuenda Emanyinya inaeza nipata lakini nyinyi wapiga kura mulisimama na mimi,” the county boss said during his swearing in.
Aladwa says he will face all other candidates on the ballot come the 2027 general election.
Other candidates who have shown interest in occupying the office include current Emuhaya MP Omboko Millemba, and the current Woman rep Beatrice Adagala.
"Those saying that Maragoli won't make it to the ballot I will surprise them," Aladwa said.