Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga has been told to brace for a bruising battle in the race for the Alego Usonga parliamentary seat in the 2022 General Elections.
This comes after Governor Rasanga recently declared interest in the Alego Usonga parliamentary seat after his tenure as the county boss comes to completion next year.
Current Member of Parliament Samuel Atandi welcomed him into the race, however warning him to prepare for stiff competition.
Mr. Atandi, while dismissing the recent reports that there is already an existing line-up of ODM party’s preferred candidates in Siaya County, told Rasanga that he is going to beat him pants down in the race.
He made the remarks on Saturday during a fundraising at Agoro Oyombe Primary School where Siaya Senator James Orengo endorsed him for a second term citing exemplary performance in Parliament and good development track record.
Mr. Orengo, who had earlier been endorsed for the Siaya gubernatorial seat by Governor Rasanga, stated that no one can destroy his friendship with Mr. Atandi, equally dismissing rumors about the line-up of preferred candidates.