I’ll accept defeat if Mandago wins, says Buzeki
Uasin Gishu independent gubernatorial candidate, Zedekiah Bundotich alias Buzeki, now says that he is ready to accept defeat and work with his rival, Governor Jackson Mandago, if the incumbent trounces him in the coming August 8 General Election.
Speaking on Sunday, June 25 after the two joined the Muslim faithful in Uasin Gishu Primary School Ground, Eldoret town to mark the Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrations, Buzeki called upon the residents present to vote for him as he has an agenda that is geared towards empowering Muslims and ensuring that they access national identity cards (IDs) without any form of discrimination from the authorities.
“The habit of discriminating Muslims when it comes to application of National Identification cards must come to an end, all Kenyan Muslims who qualify to be given IDs must be given the vital document without being subjected to unnecessary vetting,” said Buzeki.
On his part, Governor Mandago urged the Muslim community to vote for him, banking on his track record for the last four years to alleviate him to second and final term in office.
“I have done a lot to ensure that our Muslim brothers benefit from public services offered by county government, I have set aside a piece of land in Kiplombe for the construction of a cemetery for Muslims,” said Mandago.
The governor, however, exuded confidence of trouncing Buzeki in August, taking a swipe at the businessman who according to him “should wait for his right moment in five years’ time”.
“Five years is not a long period. My brother Buzeki should support me as he waits for 2022, I will appoint him as my minister for trade,” said Mandago.
But in a quick rejoinder, Buzeki laughed-off the governor’s claims, insisting that he is better placed to be Uasin Gishu County boss owing to his overwhelming experience and connections in the business world.
The occasion was also graced by Jubilee’s senatorial nominee, Prof. Margaret Kamar, who called upon Muslims and Christians to use their religion to preach and maintain peace in this electioneering period.
“If elected in August, I will ensure that I table a bill championing for the rights of our Muslim brothers before the senate,” said Kamar.
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