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Sang ups scales in Nandi gubernatorial race

By Gideon Kiprop | March 31st 2017
Nandi County Senator Stephen Arap Sang has intensified his gubernatorial campaigns in Nandi County with a call to the residents to rally behind him in the coming polls.

With the Jubilee party set to hit the primary polls in a few weeks, Sang has stunned rivals, hitting the campaign trail in style, pulling a large crowd of voters across the county.

Over the weekend, Sang addressed back-to-back rallies in Chemase ward, Tinderet constituency where he accused the current county government of neglecting the area citing lack of development and failure to address border disputes that have docked the region.

He also launched a bare-knuckle attack against his critics in his Aldai home-turf, where he held a series of meetings, a move seen as an attempt to guard his influence in the vote-rich constituency.

Sang, who also stormed the incumbent Governor Cleophas Lagat's Mosop backyard, reiterated that the coming polls will be a battle between reformists and agents of status quo.

He said he was the only one who could be entrusted with the management of county resources.

“This coming General Election will be a two-horse race between those who want to transform Nandi county and those who support status quo,” he said.

The legislator said his sterling record at the senate has proved that given the opportunity he will put the county on the country's map in terms of development.

"I have played my role effectively as a Senator and I am certain that with my scorecard performance at the Senate you will support my bid to take over as governor," added Sang.

He challenged his rivals to outline their manifestos to Nandi residents and tell them what they can do instead of engaging in rhetorics.

"My rivals can clearly see what I have done in the senate and are afraid because they know I will beat them because their past records are well known," he said adding that he has what it takes to replace the incumbent.

Sang who has already unveiled his manifesto has outlined that his priority will be to empower women, distribute resources equally to all those residing in the county, create jobs for youths and initiate development projects.

The race has attracted a number of aspirants including Former Ministers Henry Kosgey and Felix Kosgei.

However, at the moment the battle has shifted focus to the incumbent Governor Dr. Cleophas Lagat and Senator Sang who are seen as the front-runners.
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