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Oparanya Left Looking Bad as Mbadi Makes Big Announcement on Ruto-Raila Union

The ODM party is not involved in coalition talks with anybody or any other political outfit currently, the party, through it's National Chairman John Mbadi, who doubles up as Suba South MP.

This comes amid rising expectations that ODM leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto might soon make public their union, following claims that they are in talks and are working on a 2022 union.

Mbadi, however, says that these allegations are misplaced, as ODM currently is too busy to engage any potential 2022 partners.

He told The Star that as ODM, their current priority is pushing the constitutional amendment initiative to success, stating that 2022 issues will be addressed when the time comes.

“ODM's priority at the moment is not on building coalitions. We still want to dispense with BBI Bill and referendum before we consider 2022 elections and possible coalitions,” he said.

His remarks come as contradiction to earlier ones by Deputy Party Leader and Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya, who had said that his meeting with Ruto last week included talks of a possible alliance.

He said that the two of them discussed the possibilities of ODM joining hands with Ruto when they bumped into each other in Narok, adding that he informed Raila of the meeting and the agenda.

"The DP asked about how my county was doing. We talked about possible alliances, which only the party leadership can sanction. But don't forget there are no permanent friends and enemies in politics, only interests," he said.

The claims have also been dismissed by the DP's office, which has made it clear that the meeting, though it indeed happened, had nothing to do with the former Prime Minister or his party.

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