A secret 2022 elections line-up has emerged in ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Siaya backyard, causing jitters among party aspirants who feel excluded.
Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi's withdrawal from the gubernatorial race has been linked with influence by top leadership of the party to have him step down for Senator James Orengo. However, the MP said that be made the decision on consultation with the party and his constituents.
It is also alleged that Raila Odinga's brother Oburu Oginga is seeking to replace Senator James Orengo in the 2022 general elections.
The current Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga will take on MP Samuel Atandi from the Alego Usonga parliamentary seat with Nicholas Kut and former gubernatorial aspirant William Oduol also eyeing the seat.
Siaya ODM Chairman Oloo Okanda confirmed part of the lineup saying that the party had agreed on the candidacy of Orengo for Governor, Dr Oginga for Senator and Rasanga for Alego Usonga Parliamentary seat.
Following Ugunja MP's decision of stepping down; the gubernatorial battle will be between Senator Orengo, former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo, former Police Spokesperson Charles Owino, former Permanent Secretary Carey Orege and Deputy Governor James Okumbe.
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