The move by Governor Okoth Obado to get involved in the politics of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party of Deputy President, Dr. William Ruto has sparked divisions among the party's officials and supporters in Migori County.
Kuria West MP Mathias Robi has slammed Mr Obado, saying he is trying to grow his own PDP instead of the UDA and that there are candidates he is sponsoring to tarnish the image of the UDA.
"PDP is not popular here and efforts to get him to join UDA have hit rock bottom. UDA has a national identity and the arrival of Obado in Dr Ruto's wing has sparked controversy among our candidates and members, ”said Mr Robi.
"We have many UDA candidates in the Luo Nyanza area and we are facing a difficult task in preparing our nominations due to our political interference by the PDP," he added.
Migori County gubernatorial candidate Jane Moronge claimed that during the recent Deputy President's visit to the area, Mr Obado controlled all activities and even they as UDA members were not involved.
As political tensions continue to escalate between the UDA and PDP, Migori Deputy Governor Mwita Mahanga has also urged residents of the county to continue supporting the ODM party and the politics of its leader Raila Odinga.
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