By Naftal Makori
The former Local Government minister said he had contributed immensely to the drafting of the devolution Bill that could see the 47 counties functional after the General Election.
“I urge you to give me a chance to serve you because we want the devolution concept to be successful. We do not want cosmetic county governments. Give me a chance to see through its implementation since I drafted the Bill,” said Mudavadi.
He appealed for a peaceful election and urged Kenyans to ensure that the poll is decided in the first round.
“We must vote once and make the decision on who becomes president. By going into a re-run, more budgetary allocations would be required to enable the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission conduct the run-off poll,” he said.
Mr Mudavadi added: “We should go into the General Election decided on who we want to lead this country. We must vote with confidence that the person won’t let Kenyans down. You have seven months to make that important choice.”
Mudavadi said that a re-run would not only strain the budget but will also affect voter turnout in the second round.
He addressed crowds at Kemera, Ting’a and Kebirigo while his Nyamira town rally was cut short by heavy rain that pounded the area.
He later made a stopover at Nyabite market before moving to Miruka market in West Mugirango Constituency.
Mudavadi’s pointman in Gusiiland Nominated MP George Nyamweya appealed to locals to seriously consider his candidature.
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