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Showdown Looming As ODM Governor Gets Cleared By IEBC To Vie For MP Seat

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong who is gunning for the Teso South MP seat ( Photo Courtesy)

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong becomes the first county chief to be cleared to by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to vie for MP seat come the August 9 general election.

Accompanied by his supporters, Ojaamong walked to IEBC office on Monday to get a nod to contest the Teso South MP seat on an ODM party ticket.

The development sets stage for a major political showdown in the constituency with the incumbent Geoffrey Omuse opting to defend his seat as an independent candidate.

On the other hand, former MP Mary Emase will be hoping to recapture the seat she lost in 2017 using Deputy President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance party.

A political force in the larger Teso region, Ojaamong was first elected to Parliament in 2002 as Amagoro MP on a Narc ticket when he ousted the incumbent, Albert Ekirapa of KANU.

He would go on to earn a second term during the 2007 general election on an ODM party ticket and was appointed assistant minister of Labour in the Grand Coalition Government between President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

In 2013, he successfully ran for Busia Governor seat, which he defended in 2017.

After 20 years of political dominance in Teso, the veteran politician is a hot favorite for the Teso South MP seat. Or will he suffer a shock defeat?

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Busia IEBC Mary Emase ODM Ojaamong


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