Azimio La Umoja reaps big as MPs Godfrey Osotsi, Ayub Savula, Edward Kaunya ditch Mudavadi's ANC

ODM leader Raila Odinga in Kakamega County on December 31, 2021.

  • Other legislators who joined Azimio La Umoja were Teso North MP Ouku Kaunya who also ditched ANC and his Navokholo counterpart Emmanuel Wangwe from the Jubilee Party.

ODM leader Raila Odinga’s Azimio La Umoja movement has garnered new members most of whom are from the Musalia Mudavadi-led Amani National Congress (ANC).

During the Azimio La Umoja, Western Edition conference at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County on Friday, Odinga welcomed a host of political leaders key among them ANC Deputy Party Leader Ayub Savula and Secretary-General Godfrey Osotsi.

The duo declared in front of an ecstatic crowd that they had ditched the ANC party.

“Mimi nimeingia leo officially kwenye Azimio La Umoja. Hiyo kitu inaitwa One Kenya Alliance, kuanzia leo mimi nimetoka hiyo upuzi ya OKA, nimechoka!,” proclaimed Savula.

On his part, Osotsi said: “Nimekuwa nikicheza mpira na Baba kando, lakini kuanzia leo mimi nataka kucheza kwa team ya Baba.”

Other legislators who joined Azimio La Umoja were Teso North MP Ouku Kaunya who also ditched ANC and his Navokholo counterpart Emmanuel Wangwe from the Jubilee Party.

Ward legislators from Kakamega County who also trooped into Odinga’s party include Charles Odanga, Protus Wanga, John Musilwa and Godliver Omondi, all from ANC, as well as Brian Mafunga from FORD Kenya and UDP’s John Ngome, and 17 others.

Savula’s defection comes barely two weeks after he defended Mudavadi’s presidential bid, terming it as a key redemption of his political career and an act of Luhya pride.

“Those people purveying the notion that Musalia is headed to either Raila or Ruto are doing so for self-seeking," Savula was quoted in a interview on December 15.

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