With less than 24 hours remaining to Tuesday’s election contest, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) flag bearer for Vihiga Women representative seat, Winnie Majani has received a significant boost following the overwhelming endorsement by the former aspirant Ruth Ambogo, who shelved out of the battle late last year, 2021.
Ruth Ambogo had announced her quest to contest for Vihiga Women representative seat in December 2020 but later bolted out to pursue assignments if ensure the former prime minister Raila Odinga secures the country’s top seat.
“In October 2020 I officially announced my bid for the Vihiga County Woman Rep seat but as many of you may know I shelved the ambitions to pursue assignments more critical to ensuring Baba becomes the 5th president” read Ruth Ambogo’s statement.
She added that having assessed the aspirants eyeing for the seat vastly, she settled on Winnie Majani as the suitable candidate to drive the agenda of Vihiga locals as women rep.
“As is the principle in politics that ‘Power abhors vacuum’ I knew that I had to then assess who would be the best fit candidate from among my opponents who would steer our beautiful county to the status and rank that I would have desired to see it become. Someone whose vision, ambition and dedication resonated with my own. It goes without saying that this was one easy decision to make as my sister Hon Winnie Majani clearly fit the bill. A calm, focused, intelligent young woman whose leadership track record and ideals speaks for itself f. This prompted my move to publicly endorse her bid in March this year” she added.
While discrediting the incumbent Women Beatrice Adagala, Ambogo faulted her administration for allegedly exuding incompetency and subjecting the people of Vihiga to absurd poverty lifestyle.
“Vihiga County has been subjected to 5 years of an inept, incompetent, rudderless leader whose only claim to the women rep seat is her 24 hour patronage of her party leader. There’s very little to show for the 5 years she’s been in office and at this point we have no choice but to communicate our dissatisfaction at the ballot” she added.
Ruth rallied electorates to turn out in large numbers and vote Winnie Majani in August 9 election.
“A vote for Winnie Majani shall be a strong message to the power hungry cartels that The Will of the People is Unstoppable. I Ruth Ambogo, hereby endorse Hon. Winnie Majani for the Vihiga County Woman Rep seat” stated Ruth.