ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga's 2022 presidential bid could have received a major boost after another governor from the North Rift region declared they will support him for the presidency.
While hosting Raila Odinga in Kapenguria West Pokot county on Monday, Governor John Krop Lonyangapuo presented a number of issues affecting Pokot community to Raila Odinga, saying the region is going to fully support him in 2022 should he promise to take care of their needs.
Lonyagapuo, who recently launched his new party (Kenya Union Party) after ditching Kanu, was also accompanied by Pokot South MP David Pkosing, who was in Jubilee before aligning himself to the new KUP.
Among the leaders present to welcome Raila Odinga in West Pokot as he met the county's delegates included Elgeyo Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, who both with Lonyangapuo, skipped the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) meeting convened by Ruto in Nairobi.
"You will get all West Pokot Governors as long as you ensure all that our governor has told you are fulfilled," said one of the leaders from the region
Lonyangapuo said he will not be forcing himself on Ruto's UDA camp, since the DP had publicly declared that he will not be engaging regional parties.
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