Wiper leader campaigns in Kwale, asks Raila and Wetang’ula to let him fly Cord’s flag

Sunday February 21 2016

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka on February 20, 2016 during a political rally in Maasai Grounds, Ukunda where he asked his Cord Co-principals Raila Odinga and Moses Wetang’ula to let him be the coalition’s flag bearer in next year’s general elections. PHOTO | FAROUK MWABEGE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka on February 20, 2016 during a political rally in Maasai Grounds, Ukunda where he asked his Cord Co-principals Raila Odinga and Moses Wetang’ula to let him be the coalition’s flag bearer in next year’s general elections. PHOTO | FAROUK MWABEGE | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By FAROUK MWABEGE
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Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has appealed to his Cord Co-principals Raila Odinga and Moses Wetang’ula to let him be the coalition’s flag bearer in next year’s general elections.

Mr Musyoka, while speaking on Saturday at Maasai grounds, Ukunda during a political rally, told residents that his votes cannot be stolen claiming the government is used to doing so to Mr Odinga.

“If my brothers Raila and Wetang’ula allow me to lead the way, by 12 noon, Uhuru Kenyatta will be out of State House. They are used to stealing Raila’s votes but they cannot do it to me,” he said.

Mr Musyoka asked Kwale residents to register as voters to enable them take part in deciding the future leadership of the country.

He added that it is by doing so that the county can be able to attain the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) prospects which shows that the county has 150, 000 legitimate voters who can increase up to 200, 000.

“We have come here to meet our supporters and discuss about voter registration because a vote is the only weapon which can enable you to choose a leader of your choice,” he said.

He urged the residents not to repeat the mistake of electing leaders like Lungalunga MP Khatib Mwashetani and Kwale Woman Representative Zainab Chidzuga ‘who have been bought by Jubilee’.

He noted that after 2017 general election such leaders will either be in opposition or home because it is not going to be business as usual, most especially, when he vies for the presidency.

Similarly, Wiper Secretary General Hassan Omar said during the last general election IEBC’s target was to register 1.8 million people in the Coast region but only got 1.1 million.

He added that out of the registered voters only 800, 000 people took part in the general election a situation which he said has to change now that IEBC is targeting 2.4 million people.

“I understand that we have been disappointed by all other regimes but my promise to you is that we can only be liberated once we register as voters and remove the current leadership,” he said.

At the same time Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya cited mischief in the manner in which the BVR kits are normally moved from one location to another during the process of registration.

The Governor alleged that there are some people who have colluded with IEBC to steal votes by giving more time to some centres and also transfer votes from other areas.

“The people of Mombasa are our friends but they should not take our votes. We have a bursary fund of Sh400 million therefore it will not be fair if people vote in other areas,” he said.

Similar sentiments were also stated by national assembly Minority Leader Francis Nyenze, Nyali MP Awiti Bolo, Lamu Woman Rep Shakila Abdallah and Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu.

Other leaders include Matuga MP Hassan Mwanyoha, nominated MP Zuleikha Juma, Ukunda Ward Rep Omar Kitengele and Gombato/Bongwe Ward Omar Boga among others.