Azimio team campaigns in Vihiga, castigates Mudavadi for decamping to Kenya Kwanza

Azimio team campaigns in Vihiga, castigates Mudavadi for decamping to Kenya Kwanza

Western Kenya Azimio La Umoja brigade hold a rally at at Kidundu stadium in Vihiga. PHOTO| COURTESY

  • Vihiga Governor Dr. Ottichilo reaffirmed his county’s support for Odinga, noting that the ODM leader was the ideal candidate to succeed President Kenyatta.
  • Kakamega Governor snd ODM Deputy Party leader Wycliffe Oparanya said the Mulembe nation is in Azimio

Western Kenya Azimio La Umoja brigade on Monday pitched camp in Governor Wilber Ottichilo’s home turf of Vihiga County to drum up support for Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.


Addressing Azimio la Umoja supporters at Kidundu stadium, Vihiga Governor Dr. Ottichilo reaffirmed his county’s support for Odinga, noting that the ODM leader was the ideal candidate to succeed President Kenyatta.


“We are glad to meet our stakeholders and tell them what Azimio stands for. We have brought together people from ward level to support our presidential candidate, Raila Odinga,” Oticchilo said.


He added that Odinga has fought for the country selflessly and that as a father of devolution, it is in Raila’s presidency that county allocation will be increased from 15% to 35 %.


On his part, Kakamega Governor snd ODM Deputy Party leader Wycliffe Oparanya said the Mulembe nation is in Azimio, adding that Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula’s decision to work with Kenya Kwanza alliance is for selfish interest.


“It is only in Azimio where we are safe as a community. We have supported Raila Amolo Odinga for many years. Why would we turn against him at this last moment? I want all of us to go to the grassroots and sell the Raila presidency,” remarked Oparanya.


The convention was also attended by Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati and his Kisii counterpart James Ongwae who echoed sentiments by their colleagues in supporting Azimio La Umoja.


The Western Azimio brigade, Vihiga chapter read their resolutions, among them being to support Raila’s 10-point leadership agenda. In the resolutions read by former National Police Service Commission Chairman Johnstone Kavuludi, the Western leaders also promised to mobilise voters to vote for Odinga come August 9th.


Notably, Vihiga is home to Musalia Mudavadi, who recently joined deputy president William Ruto’s camp, a move that saw his party ANC lose a number of elected and nominated leaders to ODM and the recently launched DAP-K parties.


Also present were MPs Chris Omulele (Luanda), Ayub Savula (Lugari), Wafula Wamunyinyi (Kanduyi) and a host of MCAs both from Vihiga and other counties.

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