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We won’t vote for ODM, Khalwale tells Raila

Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale has lashed out at ODM leader Raila Odinga over his calls for a six-piece voting for ODM candidates in the 2017 elections.

In his tour of Kakamega last week, Raila had called on his supporters in the county to vote for ODM candidates in the presidential, governorship, senatorial, parliamentary, ward representative, and women representative positions.

“I want to tell your partner and my friend (Raila Odinga) that he is talking to himself. Our people, especially here in Kakamega, will vote for a CORD candidate in the presidential election – and we want that to be you (Moses Wetangula).

“In the governorship, senatorial, parliamentary, and MCA positions, we will vote for Ford Kenya candidates.”

Khalwale, who defected from UDF to Ford Kenya, is bracing for a bruising battle with Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya who has expressed willingness to defend his seat in the 2017 elections.

Raila has openly showed support for Governor Oparanya, who is ODM’s  deputy party leader.

This has however not deterred Khalwale from his push to clinch the seat as he exudes confidence in flooring Oparanya in the race.

“If Raila does not heed to the voice of the people of Kakamega, he should know that I have never lost to an ODM candidate and I am not about to.”

Khalwale called on the Luhya community to unite, saying it is the only way they can claim a stake in CORD.

“Power respects only one thing, power respects power and that is why as the Luhya community we have to unite in order to have power in CORD coalition.”

“The reason Uhuru respects Ruto is because both of them have the numbers united in their individual communities.”

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