- Mwazo has exuded confidence that his development record as Voi MP will play a big role in his bid for the governor’s post.
- He said he had done a lot through CDF during his term as Voi MP.
- He said he is still popular in the county contrary to claims that the opposition still controls majority of votes there.
Taita Taveta Jubilee Party governorship candidate Dan Mwazo has said he is confident his defection from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) will not affect his bid for the county’s top seat.
Speaking to journalists in Voi, Mr Mwazo defended his move to join the ruling coalition saying he is ready to face his opponents at the ballot.
Most of those eyeing the governor's seat are allied to the opposition National Supper Alliance (Nasa) which is perceived to be dominant in the county.
Despite murmurs of reservation regarding his decision to quit ODM, Senator Mwazo has exuded confidence that his development record as Voi MP will play a big role in his bid for the governor’s post.
He said he does not fear and will not be swayed by anyone who criticises him for ditching the opposition.
“Parties are like vehicles which are just means of transport. What is important is what you will do on reaching your destination. I am the same Mwazo who delivered many projects when I was Voi MP,” he said.
He said he had done a lot through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) during his term as Voi MP from 2008 to 2013.
He cited the many secondary schools built across the constituency which he said are meant to encourage more pupils to transit from primary to secondary school education with ease.