Recently, embattled and defiant Governor Okoth Obado announced plans to quit Orange Democratic Movement and take over from former South Mugirago Magara's People's Democratic Party (PDP).
The Governor will be seeking to contest in the upcoming 2022 statehouse race using PDP's ticket.
A section of Luo elders led by their Chairman, Nyandiko Ongadi visited Obado at his Rapogi home and agreed to support the Governor indirectly. Nyandiko called for formation of many other political parties in Nyanza region that is currently dominated by Raila's Orange Democratic Movement. By supporting Obado's plan to exit ODM and head PDP is indirectly supporting Obado's 2022 presidential bid.
Raila's plans may backfire if Obado goes on with the plan. Raila is banking on Nyanza region to fully support him for the top seat in 2022. Formation of another political party in the region will bring division in Raila's backyard narrowing his chances of winning the race.
If Obado's manages to convince a good number of people to follow him, then Raila's dominance in Luo land will start to decline. Obado is also showing signs of taking up Raila's political shoes as soon as he retires. He is the only middle aged vocal politician in the region.
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