Jubilee and Amani coalitions yesterday dealt a big blow to the Cord coalition to dominate Busia parliamentary seats. William Ruto's URP captured the Teso North and Teso South seats which went to Arthur Papa Odera and Mary Otucho Emase respectively.
Emase becomes the first woman from Teso community to represent the area in the August House since independence. Musalia Mudavadi's UDF won the Nambale MP seat which went to John Sakwa Bunyasi with former KRA officer Michael Aringo winning the Butula seat.
Cord coalition through ODM scooped Matayos, Funyula and Budalangi parliamentary seats. Ababu Namwamba (Budalang'i) and Paul Otuoma (Funyula) won back their seats while former secondary school principal, Geoffrey Odanga took the Matayos seat. Ababu thanked the people of Budalangi for giving him a second chance to serve them saying he was re-elected because of "a job well done".
He congratulated the IEBC for carrying out peaceful and fair elections notwithstanding the technical hitches experienced during the voting exercise. Otuoma said beating nine challengers is a clear testimony of the faith people of Funyula have in his leadership. He said the voters exhibited democracy in casting their votes and promised to deliver on his campaign pledges to improve the resident's live.
In Matayos, ODM and UDF shared the civic ward spoils with Tony Onyango Opondo taking the Burumba ward while Ernest Obola scooped Mayenje/Bulanda civic ward. Jubilee won one county representative slot in Teso South while Cord took the remaining five.
In Amukura Central, Stephen Ekapolon won on a URP ticket. Ford Kenya won the Amukura Central and East seats through Patrick Ombo and Dick Omukaga respectively while Romanus Orengo (Chakol South), Solomon Onyango (Angoromo) and Abiud Ochilang'ole (Amukura East) won for Cord.
In Angurai, Teso North, Maurice Chetambe (Ford people), Moses Mamai (UDF) and Moses Ote (ODM) lifted Cord while UDF won the Malaba South seat through Philip Emaset.