Tuesday July 23, 2019-Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Secretary-General Francis Atwoli, on Saturday made known his plans for the upcoming 2022 elections.

Speaking during the burial of soccer legend Joe Kadenge in Vihiga, Atwoli was categorical that locals will only have one chance to think on their own on whom to vote for and that is the seat of a Ward Rep, the rest, the Atwoli list will prevail.

“For 2022 election, you will only decide on your own whom to vote for as a ward rep but for the MP we will guide you, for Senator, we will guide you, for governor we will guide you, yees!,” Atwoli shouted to mourners who had attended the burial ceremony at Gisambai Secondary School in Hamisi, Vihiga County.

He went on to further add that his advisorial role will be to curb 'political prostitution'.

Atwoli hit out at elected leaders from the Western region who have decamped to support Deputy President William Ruto and blamed them for jeopardizing efforts to unite the community.

The Cotu boss affirmed that he will provide a list of candidates to be voted to office come 2022 General Election from the MP seat to the Presidential candidate.

According to Atwoli, the list will save the community from the embarrassment and ridicule they have been subjected to by the current leaders who he said have been bought by handouts.

“It is disrespectful for our people to vote for beggars who wake up every morning to go look for handouts at other politicians' homes. These are the people who do not mean well for the community."

"We don’t want to be ridiculed as the people who elect handout-seekers as leaders. We must unite if we want other people to take us seriously," he added.


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