Raila's Orange Democratic Movement party has lost the backing of Gideon Moi's KANU, a senator from Baringo county, for its candidates in the coastal area.
Abdulrahaman Bafadhali, the national organizing secretary for KANU, has formally declared that the party will not back any ODM candidate in the entire coast area, from the county assembly members' seats to the governor's office.
They have already endorsed Franco Eposito Kasoso of Kilifi, who is running for governor on an independent ticket, to defeat Forner CAS Gideon Mungaro of the Orange Democratic Movement.
He stated that they have not decided on a candidate for the Monbasa governor's seat but will run a campaign against Hon. Abdulswamad Nassir Sheriff, a member of parliament representing the Mvita constituency and a candidate for the Orange Democratic Movement party.
They asserted that despite being part of the same coalition, ODM officials from the coastal region consistently excluded them from all Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party engagements.
Despite giving up the presidency for them and after their leader Gideon Moi persuaded Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to abandon his campaign to endorse Raila, Bafadhali charged that ODM did not appreciate them. ODM was designated as Bafadhali's opponent, and the group promised to stick with that stance.
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