She becomes the latest politician to decamp from the ruling party, which has seen its fortunes dwindle by the day.
Speaking at Chungwa House on Tuesday, November 23, when she officially joined the opposition party, Adan said that her move was made after wide consultations with her family and supporters.
The legislator stated that she has had the passion and the urge to belong to the ODM Party for a long time and that she will drum up support for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s handshake partner in 2022 General Election.
“I will campaign vigorously for Raila (Odinga) and mobilise all my supporters to rally behind his candidature,” she said.
While welcoming her to the opposition party, Raila thanked Sheikh Adan for making the bold move adding that political parties should be built on ideology and not handouts.
“Political parties are not just about numbers, it is about people who are committed and subscribe to the policies and ideology of the party they are joining willingly,” Raila said.
Her move to decamp the ruling outfit come barely days after Laikipia Woman Rep Cate Waruguru ditched the Jubilee party for William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
The Jubilee MP who was until recently an ardent supporter of the Jubilee party’s Kieleweke camp endorsed William Ruto’s 2022 presidential ambitions.
“After attending over 40 meetings with wananchi on the ground, I have discovered what the people want. As a wise woman, I am saying William Samoei Ruto is the best bet for the presidency. Do not waste your votes on nonstarters let us support Ruto,” said Cate Waruguru in an address to journalists.