Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has unveiled a new running mate after Deputy Governor Kizito Wangalwa withdrew his participation as the running mate to the Governor. Addressing the press after being cleared by the IEBC to contest in the August 8th general elections, the Busia Governor named Moses Mulomi as his running mate. “My new running mate has been involved in many activities that benefit common citizens and more so he is learned and knowledgeable on leadership. I made the decision to replace my running mate following wider consultations on why our votes went down in Butula,” said Ojaamong, “I also talked to my deputy regarding the same. He is still in our Government.” He said that they’ll urge him to support the government.
Ojaamong urged his opponents to seek votes based on their manifestos and not to engage in a witch hunt against others. Mulomi said he is a consultant agriculturist and has also taken part in administration, adding that he has been steadfast in the party even after losing twice, “Unlike others who ditch the party to be independents or shift to other parties,” he said.
“The Agricultural sector has experienced many challenges including armyworms and adverse weather which have affected crops’ production. Farmers need well-rehabilitated roads so that their crops can reach the market in good time,” he said, adding that they also need to revamp the education sector. Mulomi said he has been a member of the Orange party since 2007 where he contested but lost, “I also contested in 2013 but lost by a margin of less than 200 votes out of 9000 votes that time,” adding that he joined politics in 1997 after resigning from civil service.