Okoth Obado, who served as governor of Migori before retiring, has explained why he struggled during the 2022 election by joining the United Democratic Alliance party, which is currently in power.
The lawmaker said on Thursday that he had been harassed and threatened as a result of his support for President William Ruto in the most recent elections.
Speaking at the Weston Hotel in Nairobi, which is also where he was received into UDA by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Obado stated that he refused to be a part of the political schemes that were preventing Ruto from becoming president.
The former governor made the following statement: “If you have to count those who suffered for their different political persuasions, then I am sure I am one of them.”
Obado stated that he wholeheartedly agrees with the principles and guiding principles that are upheld by the President of the UDA.
”I am not new in this alliance, in 2022 I was a part and parcel of the team that was organizing your [UDA]affairs in the Nyanza area, and I was doing it in the Kenya Kwanza coalition,” he added. ”I am not new in this alliance.
“As of today, I have decided to become a member of the United Democratic Alliance. If you can remain unified as a people, then things will work out for the best, and there will be peace.
Obado noted that many of Ruto’s supporters from Luo Nyanza rejected his quest for the presidency because the deep state was subjecting them to political persecution. This was the case because of the political environment in which they found themselves.
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