- Guyo's statement comes a day after UDA announced it will hold its grassroots elections on December 9, 2023
- President William Ruto insisted that it was the right time for his party to hold elections.
Isiolo Governor Abdi Hassan Guyo has announced he will take part in the upcoming UDA grassroots elections.
The county boss said Isiolo was equally qualified to have leaders be part of the United Democratic Alliance party leadership.
"I left Jubilee and now I’m in UDA and we don't want to be the people who just sit back and clap for others. Isiolo, Marsabit and Tana River, we have to be given positions in the party so that one of us sits at the table where the cake is being shared," Guyo said.
"I shall fight for it and if we will be given we will accept with open arms But people from Tana River, Isiolo and Marsabit have to be given positions at the party leadership."
The governor was speaking at Isiolo Boys High School during a Thanksgiving event for Petroleum PS Mohammed Liban.
Guyo's statement comes a day after UDA announced it will hold its grassroots elections on December 9, 2023
President William Ruto insisted that it was the right time for his party to hold elections.
He also warned that no one will be handed a position in the party, just because they are friends with him as the party leader or the deputy president.
Ruto said everyone must talk to the owners of the party (members).
In June this year, Governor Guyo announced to had joined the UDA party and was officiated by the party’s secretary general Cleophas Malala.
Governor Guyo appealed to the Kenya Kwanza government to consider people from Isiolo when making more appointments.
Addressing Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Guyo requested that the next Ambassador should come from the region.
"In this government, we have a PS and CAS but we still request for more. “ tunataka matunda yaongezeke hapa Isiolo County kwa sababu watu wa Isiolo walipigia hii serikali (We want fruits to continue bearing in Isiolo because we voted for this government)," he said.
"We will continue to knock on your doors for more appointments so that the region benefits from the Kenya Kwanza government."
On his side, Gachagua gave his assurance that the government will continue to open up the region through the construction of mega projects to spur economic development.
He also said the region will also reap more in terms of government appointments in the near future.
Also present at the event were National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang'ula, Cabinet Secretaries Adan Duale (Defence), Florence Bore (Labour), Mithika Linturi (Agriculture), Davis Chirchir (Energy) and regional leaders among others.