Uasin Gishu gubernatorial aspirant Zedekiah Bundotich popularly known as Buzeki has asked voters in the county and Kenyans at large to ignore calls by a section of politicians to vote only for people allied to a certain party.
Buzeki cautions that agreeing to vote in a certain pattern – with reference to a political party would be the worst mistake Kenyans will be making.
Speaking in Kapsoya Ward, Ainabkoi Sub County, the billionaire businessman said it is only through voting that Kenyans can elect people that would change their lives.
“Your vote is the only thing that you can use to change your life. Unfortunately, we as Kenyans have failed in making use of that power by putting a party above the kind of leaders we want,” noted Buzeki.
He said it was time the focus shifted from a party to individual aspirants’ ability and plan to benefit the common mwananchi.
According to Buzeki, political parties are only used to collect money from aspirants during an election period but have nothing to offer to the people – development-wise.
“I am not telling you not to vote for a party, but my point is don’t just vote for an individual because he/she is in a popular party. Vote for that person because you believe he/she is the right person to make a difference in your life and community,” said the politician who is seeking to be the next Uasin Gishu governor.
Buzeki’s sentiments come just days after politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto asked locals in Uasin Gishu County to vote for leaders from the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
The politicians who spoke at an event in Chebolol, Kesses Constituency said any candidate seeking to vie for an elective seat in the county, and they are not in UDA should be ignored.
“Unaambiwa upige suit na kesho haujui ulipigia nani. Pigia kiongozi ambaye unajua mipango yake kwako na umeridhika ni mtu unataka akue kiongozi wako. Safari hii msidaganywe tena, tafuta mtu ule atakuja kuwafanyia kazi,” said Buzeki who also affirmed that he is committed to working for the people and change their lives, if elected governor.