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Busia Politics Takes a New Turn as Otuoma and Ojaamong End Hostilities

Eugene Wamalwa flanked by Azimio la Umoja leaders from Busia county

The sour relationship between outgoing Busia governor Sospeter Ojaamong and former Funyula MP Dr. Paul Nyongesa Otuoma that dates back to 2017 when the two faced off in a highly competitive ODM gubernatorial nominations, where Ojaamong was declared winner under controversial circumstances has finally come to an end.

After the duo were reunited by party leader Raila Odinga yesterday in Bungoma, Ojaamong has now endorsed Otuoma's bid to succeed him. Otuoma on the other hand has called for an end of their longstanding hostilities vowing to back up the governor's parliamentary bid in Teso South constituency.

In an event witnessed by defence cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa at Siagonjo stadium, Bunyala South in Budalang'i constituency, the two leaders who formerly couldn't see eye to eye underscored the need for unity in the county so as to ensure joint efforts that will amass more support to Raila Odinga at the presidential level and also in parliament, senate and county assemblies.

A host of other influential county leaders also witnessed Ojaamong's declaration to back Otuoma. They included county assembly speaker who also doubles up as Azimio campaigns coordinator Bernard Wamalwa, Budalang'i MP Raphael Wanjala and a host of local MCA's.

The ceasefire between the two political bigwigs is a game changer to county politics especially the gubernatorial race where Otuoma is facing stiff competition from Nambale MP John Sakwa Bunyasi.

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Busia Ojaamong Otuoma Raphael Wanjala Sospeter Ojaamong


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