ODM chair drops gubernatorial bid

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party chairman John Mbadi has quit Homa Bay gubernatorial race.

In a statement, the vocal legislator noted that he made the move after careful discussion with the party, confirming his commitment to the outfit.

ODM chair drops gubernatorial bid
John Mbadi

"Well, I must say this has definitely been one of the most difficult decisions that I have had to make in the recent past. What has however made it doable is my unquestioned commitment to the ODM national agenda, a quest for national growth and stability and of course my unwavering support for the RT Hon. Raila Odinga's presidential bid.

"In the interest of these, I have today withdrawn my bid from the Homabay County gubernatorial race," he stated.

He did not hint his next move but revealed that he will be focusing on Raila Odinga’s presidential bid.

"I will therefore henceforth place more effort in the Azimio presidential bid and the nationwide bid to have ODM secure as many seats as possible...tasks that I am sure I can positively add value to.

"I, therefore, thank all my supporters and even those who were yet to support my bid for this far we've walked. Your relentless and selfless energy towards our real change campaign was just incomparable," he added.

The Suba lawmaker was to battle it with Woman Representative Gladys Wanga, former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, former MP Oyugi Magwanga in the primaries.

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