Busia County Executive Committee Member for finance Leonard Wanda Obimbira has announced his intention to unseat Budalangi MP Ababu Namwamba in 2017 elections.
“I am today announcing my intention to go for the Budalang’i Parliamentary seat on an Orange Democratic Movement ticket. I want the constituents to get the message loud and clear,” Obimbira said at Bukoma Beach in Bunyala West.
Obimbira said he has opted to enter the race to improve the socio-economic development which he said has registered a negative downturn in Bunyala Sub County. “As a big party in the County, ODM must have a candidate and that candidate is me. There is no secret in me going for the seat on an ODM ticket after the party primaries,” he said.
Obimbira said he has the urge to reverse the poverty level which is also on the rise in the area. “I will also be in the forefront fighting for the rights of fishermen by coming up with bills that will save them from constant harassment by Ugandan authorities.”
Others who will battle for the ODM ticket include Andrew Nakitare, Albert Gumo, Constantine Obuya, Deogratias Adundo and Odhiambo Bara.