OKA hs suffered a huge blow after influential politician ditched the coalition ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Few months ago, Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka has defended Raila Odinga’s presidential bid stating that the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader did not lose the previous presidential elections fairly.
In a live TV interview, Onyonka claimed Raila is more popular than his FORD Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula and Amani National Congress (ANC) boss Musalia Mudavadi.
According to the latest news, the legislator has officially ditched Ford Kenya led by Moses Wetangula for Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
His confirmation of joining ODM has now been confirmed when Onyonka was received officially by the Party Leader Raila Odinga.
Onyonka had earlier revealed why he relinquished his position as FORD Kenya deputy party leader, citing a conflict of interest.
Image illustration : Raila receiving Hon Onyonka at Orange House.
Speaking during an interview on TV on Monday, November 22, Onyonka said he made the decision to step down from the party’s leadership owing to his believe in former Prime Minister Raila Odinga
He said “I am no longer a party leader in FORD Kenya. I actually relinquished my position two weeks ago when the party held its National Delegates Conference (NDC). I couldn’t stay in FORD Kenya when I actually believe in Raila,” Onyonka said
In October, Onyonka who supports Simba Arati’s gubernatorial quest for Kisii county urged the region to support Raila in the 2022 Presidential race.
He said “I urge you to support former prime minister Raila Odinga’s presidential bid and Arati for governor,”.
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