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Opinion poll- George Sirima Okaro leads in Butula Parliamentary race

If elections were held today, George Okaro Sirima would win the Butula Parliamentary race.

According to the latest opinion poll released today by powerstroll, Okaro would get the nod from residents, three months to the general elections.

The poll, conducted between 5th and 14th May, 2022 in all six wards in Butula Constituency with a sample size of 2500 respondents placed Okaro in front with 29.2 percent ahead of his closest rivals Joseph Oyula who polled 24.1 percent and former MP Alfred Odhiambo who had a rating of 19.1 percent.

The comparative analysis of who Butula residents would vote in as MP was a random sampling of respondents distributed proportionate to the population size of areas across all the wards in a bid to understand voter preference.

Okaro is yet to unveil his manifesto and officially launch his bid whereas several, of his competitor have already hit the ground indicating a further surge of the business mogul’s popularity once his campaigns kick-off.

Okaro has started off his race to parliament in the recent days meeting women groups and community leaders to drive his agenda as he seeks to occupy the most powerful seat which has already attracted various candidates.

The poll was conducted through face to face interviews at the household level with a confidence level of 95 percent.

Okaro is set to vie for the parliamentary seat on a KANU ticket in the hotly race.

Others who have declared an interest for the seat polled less that 10 percent.

The Kenya African National Union (Kanu) candidate for the Butula parliamentary seat George Sirima Okaro has said that his priorities will be in the areas of education and security with an emphasis on technical skills to address the issue of unemployment as well as curb insecurity.

Okaro said that if education is catered for in the model he advocates in Butula, it would solve several other issues noting that dealing with an educated society is easier to solve their problems.

“If our children who don’t go to college or those who drop out of school enrol for technical education, they will be equipped with skills to allow them secure employment and this will solve the escalation rate of un-employment in our society. When you solve unemployment, you solve insecurity,” Okaro said in a phone interview.

The aspiring MP who is set to succeed incumbent MP Joseph Oyula, said that education will therefore be his priority when he is elected noting that he will ensure the population is educated and equipped with skills.

“I will prioritise education and bursaries from the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) will be fairly distributed,” he said.

“I will concentrate on the youth with a special focus on them getting skills because a lot of them have been to school but there is a difference between having an education and having skills,” Okaro noted.

He decried the importation of skilled labour into Butula Constituency when youths in the area remain jobless due to luck of skills

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