Governor Wycliffe Oparanya raises eyebrows with bold message challenging Raila days after meeting DP Ruto

Days after confirming that he has been in talks with DP Ruto over the possibility of teaming up with the second in command, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has challenged ODM party leader putting him to task over 2022 elections.

Taking to Social Media, Oparanya stated that ever since joining politics, he has been loyal and has supported Raila throughout until now.

He noted that it is now time for the ODM party leader to return the favour by supporting his 2022 bid.

The Kakamega county boss noted that his solid development record combined with Raila Odinga’s support places him at a prime place to take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“I humbly request my Party Leader former PM Hon Raila Odinga to support my presidential bid in the 2022 General Elections. I have supported him since I joined politics and it is time for him to return the favor by supporting me for ODM’s presidential ticket and in the General Elections”.

“With his support, my development record and reaching out to other national leaders for their support, I am confident of becoming the fifth President of this Country” Wrote the governor.

Oparanya and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho are among those who have expressed interest in flying the party’s flag in 2022.

By the close of the exercise, Raila had not yet submitted his application, throwing the party into confusion as he is seen as the most formidable candidate to stop DP Ruto.

A recent meeting between Oparanya and DP Ruto in Masai Mara sent tongues wagging amid speculations that Oparanya was on his way out of ODM.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and DP William Ruto during a past meeting. 

DP Ruto would afterwards confirm that the meeting was the fifth of a series of meetings that began way back in 2019 after the Kakamega Governor reached out over his political future.

Ruto also confirmed that many others have been meeting him secretly and will cross over to the Tanga Tanga camp at the right time.

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