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Bungoma: Wetangula Ditches Wangamati, Endorses His Preferred Gubernatorial Candidate In 2022 Polls

FORD-Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula has ditched Bungoma governor Wycliffe Wangamati and endorsed his preferred gubernatorial candidate in the August 2022 general election.

While speaking at a rally in Mt Elgon constituency on Friday in the company of deputy president Dr William Ruto and his Amani National Congress (ANC) counterpart Musalia Mudavadi, Wetangula urged locals to support Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka as their next governor and not the incumbent.

"Our next governor is Kenneth Makelo Lusaka," said Wetangula amid ululations.

Further, the vocal senator called on the supporters of his FORD-Kenya party, ANC and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to work together ahead of the next polls in a bid to form the next government.

Lusaka will be scheming for a strong comeback in August after his re-election bid flopped in 2017 when he ran on a Jubilee ticket. Initially, he was in the defunct New FORD-Kenya party, which was headed by Defense Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa in 2013. The party supported Musalia Mudavadi's presidential bid in the same year. However, New FORD-Kenya was among parties which were merged to form Jubilee.

This comes after Wangamati joined Azimio La Umoja movement, led by former prime minister Raila Odinga. The governor will be defending his seat in August elections. He will square it out with his deputy Ngome (UDA), besides Lusaka.

Wetangula is among the top politicians who joined Ruto and Mudavadi to form a movement referred to as "Kenya Kwanza" which aims at addressing issues affecting citizens first, before negotiating on how they would govern the country, on Sunday.

He has not declared whether he was going to defend his senatorial seat, yet he is consider as the politician in the movement.

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