Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) deputy party leader Wycliffe Oparanya, has refuted claims that he has joined William Ruto’s team ahead of the August 9, General Election.
Taking to Twitter on Friday, February 11, Oparanya reassured Raila Odinga’s supporters that his support for the ODM leader has not changed.
“Spent the day attending Rt Hon Raila Odinga’s Presidential Campaign Board meeting in Nairobi. I urge Azimio supporters to ignore propaganda being spread by my detractors who are uncomfortable with Azimio wave sweeping the country & my firm stands behind Baba’s bid for the presidency,” Oparanya said on his Twitter handle.
In an interview with Citizen TV on Friday evening, the Governor insisted that he will not be joining Ruto’s team any time soon.
“I have never even thought of it and I have never imagined that I can join Kenya Kwanza Alliance.,” he said.
“You know those people have a different ideology to what we stand for. If I was to join them and that is the only option, then I will rather retire and go home and become a farmer,” Oparanya added.
The response by Oparanya comes after reports were rife on social media that he is bound to join the DP’s camp on Saturday.
The Kakamega Governor has been conspicuously missing from recent rallies organized by the Azimio la Umoja movement with the recent one held in Vihiga County.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, who is also the ODM deputy party leader has been taking charge of the recent Azimio rallies with Raila Odinga still outside the country.
Today, Saturday, February 12, the Kenya Kwanza alliance is holding a mega rally in Kakamega County, where some Ruto allies have hinted at a possibility of a second ‘Earthquake’.