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Monday, 10 Apr 2017 14:29 EAT
Homa Bay women representative Gladys Wanga who launched her re-election bid last weekend after being handed a direct party ticket by the Orange Democratic Movement has called on the area electorate to vote ODM aspirants contesting all seats and the National Supper Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate in the forthcoming general elections.
Speaking when traversing Karachuonyo, Kasipul, Rangwe, Kabondo Kasipul, and Homa Bay Town constituencies on Friday, Ms Wanga said it was prudent for Homa Bay residents to embrace the ‘six piece’ voting pattern as a means to show that the party is strong on the ground. “I am appealing to you to vote in all ODM candidates in all seats, then vote in the NASA presidential candidate.
"Homa Bay County is ODM’s stronghold and we are out to demonstrate this by vote block for the party candidates”, Ms Wanga said, promising to use all her energy and resources to ensure that ODM sweeps all the seats in the county adding that she was handed free ticket due to the confidence Homa Bay people have in her.
“I must say that the direct ticket I have belongs to the people of Homa Bay. It is through trust you bestowed on me that I got direct nomination ticket,” she told Homa Bay Town residents.
In 2013 general elections, Homa Bay County was the only county in Nyanza that had all its main elective seats including eight constituencies captured by ODM but lost a substantial number of county assembly seats to other parties.
But Homa Bay senator Moses Kajwang, who joined Ms Wanga in Rangwe and Homa Bay Town constituencies, steered clear of the six-piece clarion call, only urging the electorate to consider his candidature for ODM nominations now slated for April 21.
Mr Kajwang said since his assumption of senatorial office in 2015 by-election to replace his late brother Otieno Kajwang, he had put the county on the map on national issues as well as executed his core mandate of safeguarding the interest of the county as a devolved unit in national parliament.
The writer is a contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Homa Bay County