Joho, Oparanya to fight for ODM Presidential ticket as Raila fails to submit an application

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Governors of Mombasa Hassan Joho and his Kakamega counterpart will battle it out for the ODM Party presidential ticket. For the first time, Raila Odinga, the party leader, has not showed any interests to run for presidency on the Orange party ticket.

In a statement to newsrooms on Friday, ODM Secretary-General said in a statement on Friday, said only the duo had met Wednesday’s deadline for submitting applications for ODM’s presidential ticket noting that the prior communication which had Mr. Odinga’s name was due to ‘Fool’s Day.’

“Politics can be serious business. Politics is serious business every day of the calendar. Except April 1st. We took the liberty of joining in the day’s pranks with our communication yesterday knowing well our friends in media and politics would not know better,” ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna said.

With Raila Odinga failing to submit his application, questions are now lingering on many Kenyan minds, as to whether he will submit his credentials and run on ODM party, or fail to run for presidency.

Raila Odinga has insisted he will not engage in the succession politics until the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Constitutional Amendment process is concluded.

”So here is the position. Raila Odinga Did NOT apply for the Party’s ticket. His long held position is that he will not discuss 2022 until after the BBI process is done,” Sifuna added.

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