Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala has received a huge boost for the Kakamega gubernatorial seat after Lugari MP Ayub Savula ditched Musalia Mudavadi's Amani National Congress (ANC) to join Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi's Democratic Action Party - Kenya (DAP - Kenya) ahead of August election.
On Saturday, 22nd January, Savula cemented his allegiances of backing the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga's presidency by shifting from ANC to DAP - Kenya.
He affirmed that he will water down other aspirants for Kakamega gubernatorial seat on DAP - Kenya party ticket on 9th August poll.
"Today, I held a meeting with the family and people of Lugari from morning to noon and they directed me to join DAP - Kenya. I will be contesting for the seat of governor in Kakamega on DAP - Kenya that is under Azimio la Umoja. These facts are informed by the idea that the activities that ongoing in ANC leans deeply to Deputy President William Ruto" he said during the press conference at DAP Kenya headquarters.
While exuding his failed efforts to woo Mudavadi to back Raila for August presidential election, Savula revealed that Mudavadi's secret deals with the second in command DP Ruto has proven beyond doubts that he (Mudavadi) will join the hustler nation outfit ahead of next general election.
"It was my wish that Mudavadi and Odinga join hands so that the Luhya community can be in the next government, we have suffered a lot. We have been in opposition for five years" he added.
However, Savula's exit from Amani National Congress (ANC) has served a huge boost to Malala's gubernatorial ambition since the scramble forces immersed for the ANC party ticket has been slowed going by the fact that Savula was Malala's key competitor for ANC party ticket in Kakamega gubernatorial race.
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