Former Bumula MP Wakoli Bifwoli has downplayed criticism from a section of Luhya politicians opposed to his appointment as the chairman of Agriculture Development Cooperation[ADC].
He said instead of the politicians thanking President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointing one of their own to the parastatal job, they were busy creating tribal divisions.
Wakoli said the seat which was formerly held by the late Soita Shitanda does not belong to Luhyas and asked them to stop politicizing his appointment.
''The president has a right to appoint anybody from any part of this country to be the chairman of ADC, so I don't see why our leaders are complaining about,'' he said.
Wakoli was reacting to remarks by some leaders from Kakamega county who claimed that the president could have appointed someone from the county since the late Shitanda hailed from there.
Speaking to the Star in Bungoma town, Wakoli asked leaders from Western region to stop dividing themselves on tribal lines.
''Why should some leaders say that the president could have not appointed a Bukusu because the seat was held by a Kabras person, I think we are all Luhyas,'' he said.
Wakoli said his new appointment was as a result of a personal relationship with the president adding that no one should boast that he influenced his employment.
He thanked Uhuru for appointing him and promised to support Jubilee to the end of his political career.
''I will support the president fully. The political party which he will belong to is where I will be also,'' he added.