Ex-Migori MP quits Senatorial race to support impeached rival

Ex-Migori MP quits Senatorial race to support impeached rival

A former Migori Member of Parliament has dropped his senatorial bid to support the former Migori County Assembly Speaker, Gordon Oluoch, just nine days to the much awaited ODM party primaries in the county.

Mr Owino Likoa, who has a solid voting bloc in parts of the county, said that he has sacrificed his political ambition to support Mr Oluoch, who he refers to as the best candidate, after a series of consultations.

“I urge my supporters who were to vote for me to support my brother Mr Gordon Oluoch,” said Mr Owino.

On his part, Mr Oluoch welcomed the decision saying that he has been friends with Mr Owino for years.

He slammed some of the county’s senatorial hopefuls who are pushing for a negotiated democracy in the name of fighting for the interest of minority groups terming them as selfish and fighting for their own interests.

Also in the race includes Nairobi County Government Legal Director, Gad Awuonda, KNUT deputy Secretary General, Charles Katege, Eng Ogolla Ogolla, former Mathare MP, Ochieng’ Mbeo, Retired army officer Omollo Nyamula,  Ramogi FM presenter Ben Oluoch Okello, businessman Eddy Oketch, and Solomon Hodo.

The ten aspirants will now battle it out to replace current Senator, Dr. Wilfred Machage, who has opted to vie for the Kuria West parliamentary seat after recently quitting ODM party.

Written by Majanga Michael