Treat words from my husband as rumours,I am still in the race, says Lilian Akugo


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Migori Woman Representative aspirant Lilian Akugo has denied claims that she is withdrawn her candidature.

Miss Akugo who is vying on a Jubilee Party ticket, has affirmed that she is still in the race to be the county’s third woman representative.

Her comments came moments after a controversial social media post from her husband which purported that she had withdrawn her candidature.

“There is propaganda that I have stepped down. It must be ignored at all costs. I haven’t left the race,” said Akugo.

I am not my husband. And neither does he speaks for me. I am Lilian Akugo, incoming Women Representative for Migori coUNTY

Lilian Akugo

The controversial social media post by Akugo’s husband, Dominic Akugo who is Governor Obado’s Director of Administration, has stirred a lot of debates.

The post

“It’s everyone’s constitutional right to go for any political seat he or she deems fit but Lillian and Helen will never be on the same ballot,” read the post in part.

However, Akugo has denied quiting in favour of the county’s First Lady Hellen Obado who recently joined the woman representative race.

She castigated those spreading the post and terming it as rumours and that she is not her husband.

She further insisted that people should take communication directly from her and not anybody else.

“I am not my husband. And neither does he speaks for me. I am Lilian Akugo, incoming Women Representative for Migori county,” she said.

New entrant

Barely three days ago, Migori County First Lady Mrs Hellen Obado declared her interest in the county’s woman representative post.

Her entrance into the race has since brought a lot of confusion to Akugo’s camp, bearing the close working relationships the two have had.

Hellen said she will vie on an Independent ticket.

Preaching unity

The Jubilee aspirant stated that she is not interested in fueling violence against any aspirant.

In addition, she urged those joining the race and those yet to join to feel free to exercise their democratic right.

“I have no problem with those who are joining the race as it is their democratic right. Let them come. I am ready to face them,” she said.

Akugo will face off Dennitah Ghati of ODM party, former radio presenter Josephine Sirega and business woman Fatuma Mohammed and Hellen Obado who will be vying as independent candidates.

Polycarp Ochieng
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