Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya has announced his plans to contest for the presidential seat come 2022.
Oparanya who doubles as the chairman council of governors said he was better to be the next leader gauging from his development records as the Butere Mp, Minister of planning and now governor – that have all ranked him as the top most performing leader in the country.
He said he was prepared to resuscitate the country’s economy from its deathbed as he has the experience in matters planning.
Oparanya also warned the sub county against allowing politicians to traverse within in the pretext of vote hunting saying they were out to politically enrich themselves.
The governor who has recently graduated with a PhD in economic finance said he was going all the way to the end in his endeavors to be the next President of the republic of Kenya.
“I have said before and let me repeat and insist that I am ready to battle it out with the other contenders and as I know leadership is never endorsed but one has and must fight for it and that is what I will do,” said Governor Oparanya.
The COG Chair said he has confidence in his deputy and had no doubt that he will assume his duties as the next Kakamega county governor.
On his part Deputy Governor Professor Philip Kutima hailed the developmental record of the governor and requested the locals to vote for him in the next coming polls.
“Your Governor has had a string of success following him all through starting from planning minister that saw his ministry being declared position one thrice in a row and when he took over our county, he has worked around to put Kakamega on the top list of performing counties. He knows how to plan on money issues and given a chance, he will revive the ailing economy in the country,” said Prof. Kutima.
Kutima further expressed his interests to contest for the county gubernatorial seat pointing out that he has been the brainchild behind the county development success.
He added that, “Many people have shown interest to vie for this seat but I know you have confidence in considering the dual working relationship myself and governor has had unlike in other counties where there has been bad relationship between the two, and it is on this note that the governor has no doubt in passing over the leadership mantle to me and I’m only seeking for your support when that right time comes.”
Kutima said he has all it takes to succeed Oparanya and that he has the interests of the county at heart.
“We have leaders who are very interested in opposing my Gubernatorial ambitions but it is you Wananchi that will vote and I know that I have been with you all through and I’m better placed to know your problems and what solutions to offer unlike the many others who are running for the seat because of monetary gains. Let them know that the billions of shillings remitted to the county each year is not personal emolument but monies meant for development purposes,” he added.
He warned the locals to be wary of politicians who masquerade to be in good faith to the sub county in search of votes as their integrity is wanting.
“Be sure to scale all, those leaders coming here searching for a soft landing only to disappoint you when they assume office and instead choose leaders who will deliver and be held accountable when need arises,” he said.