Funyula Member of Parliament Paul Otuoma has named former District Commissioner Solomon Abwaku as his running mate in the forthcoming elections.
Otuoma, who is contesting for Busia Gubernatorial seat, settled on Abwaku who hails from Teso North after long weeks of speculation by residents.
Abwaku said he had accepted the request from Otuoma to be his running mate. I am prepared take care of the interests of the Teso community if voters will elect us into office on August 8, he said.
Abwaku has 26 years of experience in public service. He entered the public service as a District Officer cadet in 1990 and rose to the position of District Commissioner in 2008.
He resigned in 2016 as a Senior Deputy County Commissioner in Muhoroni to pursue a Master’s degree in International Studies.
Apart from an undergraduate degree in Sociology, he has also acquired a Diploma in Strategic Leadership and Governance.
The race for the Governor seat has attracted five aspirants including incumbent Sospeter Ojaamong on an ODM ticket, Paul Otuoma (Independent), Michael Oloo (Ford Kenya) Engineer Daniel Barasa (Jubilee) and Humphrey Nakitare (ANC).
Source: Kenya News Agency