By Robert Wanyonyi
Justice minister Eugene Wamalwa insists that he is in the presidential race and that he will not be a running mate.
Mr Wamalwa assured his supporters that his name will be on the presidential ballot come the March 2013 General Election.
“I am in the race firmly and not just merely to take you East or West, but straight to State House,” said the minister at a rally at Posta Grounds in Bungoma town when former Livestock Permanent Secretary Kenneth Lusaka launched his bid for the Bungoma governor seat.
Wamalwa’s remarks come in the wake of concerns from some New Ford-Kenya members that the Saboti MP might not vie for the presidential seat, but would instead back another aspirant.
“Recently I was in Nyanza Province and Central Province for my campaigns. My mission in their turfs was merely to seek support for my bid and nothing else,” he said.
Lusaka, who will run on a New Ford-Kenya ticket, promised to change the fortunes of Bungoma County if elected.