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Oparanya proclaims himself the rightful owner of Kakamega Governorial seat

Posted by African Press International on November 4, 2012

  • By Maurice Alal

Planning Minister Wycliffe Oparanya has said his intention to run for Kakamega County Governor’s seat in the forthcoming General Election will come true. The Minister said this when he launched Nyando Constituency Strategic Development Plan 2012 – 2017 in the larger Nyando district of Kisumu County yesterday.

Accompanied by area MP Fred Outa and aspirants for various elective seats Oparanya urged the residence to take Identification Cards ahead of the forthcoming General Election if they want ODM to triumph.

Mr. Oparanya pointed out what he referred to be his starling performance at the Planning Ministry as an added advantage that makes him the right man for the Governor’s job.

“In subsequent ranking of how ministries perform, the Planning Ministry under my watch is the only one that has bagged the first position twice in the last five years” said Oparanya.

The optimistic minister said he worked for 23year in various high profile private sector and financial institutions before joining politics in 2002 making him a good administrator.

He urged Kisumu county residents to keenly vet all aspirants for the Governor, Senate and MP seats among others in order to elect the right persons. Oparanya further warned them against the culture of handouts.

“Anyone giving you handouts is bribing you. You cannot trust someone who bribes his way to power.” he told the residents.

At the same time, Mr. Oparanya dismissed that some ODM members were planning to defect from the party to other regrouping parties that are baseless terming it propaganda.

“Those are wild dreams and allegations. I am in the ODM party to stay to the very end,” he stated categorically.

The Minister further assured ODM supporters that Western Region is fully behind the Prime Minister Raila Odinga whom he said has fought for the country to get a new constitution and was also detained.

The Butere legislator said Western people will not vote because of tribe but because the PM is the right man for the country’s top job.

“Some people have been eating eggs and now want to be president, where were they when Raila and other reformists were fighting for the nation?” Mr. Oparanya said.

The Minister also called upon Kenyans to unite and vote the PM come 2013 for a change they have been aspiring for.

 

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