Migori Governor Okoth Obado is plotting to snatch South Nyanza region from the tight grip or Raila Odinga’s ODM party.
On June 6, It is understood Okoth Obado held a meeting with DP Ruto’s brother, David Ruto at his Kileleshwa home.
The retiring Governor is crafting an alliance with Ruto’s team, and together, they aim at reducing Raila Odinga’s influence in the region.
Governor Obado confirmed yesterday that he met Ruto’s brother but did not reveal details of their meeting.
“It is true we met, and as politicians, we discussed a number of issues whose details will come to the light in due course. Let us not create a mountain out of the visit,
“It was not political and should be treated as such. If I have anything political, I would discuss it with the deputy president himself. Let people not read too much in such meetings,” Governor Obado told the Daily Nation.
After a fallout with the ODM party, Okoth Obado revived the People Democratic Party, which it is believed he intends to use in clipping Raila Odinga’s wings in Nyanza.
David Ruto is said to be the DP’s new wingman, and has been tasked with popularising the hustler nation in the Nyanza region.
Accompanied by Ruto-allied politician Eliud Owalo, David Ruto officially launched the hustler’s movement in Kisumu in February 2021.
Other than Nyanza, Ruto’s team is also targeting Raila Odinga’s turfs in Coast and Western region.
William Ruto is said to be working closely with Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya to win the western vote.
However, Oparanya has severally denied claims that he is working with Ruto, saying that he meets him with the knowledge of his party leader, Raila Odinga.