Hours after meeting about 30 Governors in Naivasha who endorsed his 2022 presidential bid, ODM Party boss Raila Odinga has received another boost after former presidential candidate embraced his Azimio La Umoja movement.
This comes after Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana announced that he had renounced his presidential bid and instead, decided to support Raila's in 2022.
Taking to his Twitter page on Monday evening, former presidential Candidate Professor Ole Kiyiapi lauded the 30 governors saying their support for Raila Odinga was a recommendable job.
According to Kiyiabi who ran for the presidency in 2013, the governors' support for Raila is so critical in ground mobilization and that Kenyans have always been gravitating around an all-inclusive coalition like the Azimio.
"Kenyans have always gravitated around broad INCLUSIVE coalitions - the feeling of “we too belong” is extremely powerful" read part of his post
This comes in handy for Raila Odinga, who is looking forward to bagging more votes from the rich-vote Maasai community.
Already, Raila has the support of Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku, Narok Senator Ledama Olekina among other MPs from the Maa community who are supporting him.
Ruto also has a sizable number of MPs from Kajiado and Narok Governor Samuel Tunai, making the Maa nation a battleground for the two presidential hopefuls
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