Lamu, KENYA: Lamu Deputy Governor Eric Mugo has declared his bid to vie for the post of governor come the 2022 general elections.
Mugo however made it clear that he would solidly back Lamu governor Issa Timamy to defend his seat in 2017 for a second term.
He said he was currently working on forming a suitable party with which he will be able to pursue his political agenda.
Speaking in Lamu on Wednesday,Mugo said he had amassed more than enough experience and that he was confident that by 2022 he will be well placed to effectively represent the people of Lamu as governor.
Timamy and Mugo were elected on a UDF party ticket but it’s still not clear whether or not the deputy governor will choose to ditch or retain the party come 2022.
He said between now and 2022,he would focus all his attention on helping governor Timamy achieve all set development targets for the county.
“The governor is a great leader.From him I have learnt what leadership is all about and I know that by 2022n I shall be okay to take the plunge.At the moment however,we are focusing on completing all projects that we have began and also initiate many more for the benefit of the Lamu people,”said Mugo.
“Our biggest hindrances have been the legal battles we faced from our rivals but as it is,we shall use the next five years after the general election to do what we weren’t able to do for our people.Its all about service,”he said.
A host of other politicians in the county including County assembly speaker Mohamed Hashim,nominated MCA Monica Njambi and businessman Abdulrahman Aboud who have announced their intention to challenge Timamy for post of governor at the 2017 ballot.