Written by Joseph Amunya
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United Democratic Front Party (UDF) has vowed to foster unity among all tribes living in Western Province in a bid to boost its popularity in the region ahead of forthcoming General Election.
This was revealed by Ikolomani Member of Parliament Dr. Bonny Khalwale when he met UDF officials and supporters in Lugari and Likuyani Districts.
Speaking at the party’s office in Lumakanda, Khalwale scoffed at a section of leaders from the province who are despising Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi’s presidential candidacy asking them to be ready for a rude shock.
He, specifically castigated Justice Minister and Saboti MP Eugene Wamalwa and his Lugari counterpart Mr. Cyrus Jirongo for allowing external forces use them to divide the Luhya community ahead of the elections.
“In 1997 the late Michael Kijana Wamalwa unsuccessfully tried to rally Luhya community behind him for the presidency. Because of divisions amongst us, we lost the chance. If the community fails to clinch the presidency in the forthcoming general elections, Wamalwa and Jirongo should be ready to shoulder the blame generations to come,” warned Khalwale.
Pleading with voters in Western Province to take a solid stand behind the DPM, the Ikolomani MP noted that Mudavadi was steadily gaining acceptance across the country as the most preferred presidential candidate, especially in regions such as Central and Rift Valley provinces.
The outspoken legislator said that Mudavadi will soon embark on a meet the people tour of the province in order to make the region the party’s stronghold.
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