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ODM's Wangwe backs Savula for Kakamega governor

Wangwe says he will support Savula because he has what it takes to succeed Oparanya

In Summary
  • He said Savula has demonstrated that he can be trusted because he has stood with him in times of need.
  • ODM has fronted Fernandez Baraza as their preferred successor for Oparanya in the governor contest.
Lugari MP Ayub Savula address the press at Nangili Friends Church in Likuyani on Friday
Lugari MP Ayub Savula address the press at Nangili Friends Church in Likuyani on Friday
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Lugari MP Ayub Savula’s bid to succeed Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya received a boost after National Assembly Chief Whip Emmanuel Wangwe backed him.

Wangwe said he will support Savula because he has what it takes to succeed Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

“You have been speaking to my people, not once or twice. You are in Azimio with Barasa (Fernandez). Go ahead, I will support you,” he said.

He said Savula has demonstrated that he can be trusted because he has stood with him in times of need.

Wangwe, who defected to ODM from Jubilee months ago, spoke at a funeral in his constituency on Sunday. Also present was DAP-K woman representative aspirant Naomi Shiyonga.

ODM has fronted Fernandez Barasa as their preferred successor for Oparanya in the governor contest.

The MP said the 30 per cent stake in government negotiated by ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya's Moses Wetang’ula for the Luhya community is meaningless.

“Thirty percent is nothing in government. The only thing Mudavadi can get is a cabinet post," he said.

"Mudavadi is beyond being a cabinet secretary, such seats should be for people like us."

Wangwe said Mudavadi should have bargained for a running mate as the bear minimum in the Kenya Kwanza alliance.

Savula said that Luhyas should support Azimio presidential aspirant Raila Odinga.

“The grand match to state house was started by former vice president Kijana Wamalwa and we can only realise it through Raila. Let us support him to bring this thing to the lake then we can take it from there,” he said.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

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